Chargemaster Working on Electric Bus/Heavy Vehicle Charging
Innovative New Zealand Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Company Chargemaster, Brings Electric Bus & Heavy Vehicle Charging to NZ
To support NZ’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable electricity as a transport fuel, Chargemaster Limited is working with world leaders to bring market-leading technology to NZ.
In support of the Governments electric vehicle ambitions to transform NZ from fossil fuel dependence for transport to locally generated renewable electricity, a broad goal supported by most NZ political parties, Chargemaster is focused on leading electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
After a comprehensive global scan, Chargemaster has selected Dutch based company Heliox for heavy vehicle charging (bus, mining, port vehicle charging), and Austrian based Keba for intelligent residential/public/fleet/commercial charging to initially bring to NZ. Heliox is an established European market leader, with more than 85% of the total electric bus charging market. Keba is a proven AC charging solution for light vehicles, with more than 35,000 chargers sold globally. With significant intelligence built-in. Keba is also an approved charger by more than 6 leading EV car manufacturers.
While NZ is showing leadership in our region with the recent announcement by Tranzit Coachlines of the new electric buses to be rolled out in Wellington mid 2018, the technology is proven in Europe with more than 1,300 electric buses delivered or on order in 25 European cities . And this is just the tip of the iceberg. In China in 2015 there were more than 170,000 electric buses in operation. In Shenzhen City alone there were 4,887 purely electric buses in operation. By the end of 2017, all of the city’s buses will be fully electrified, in accordance with municipal government requirements, reaching a total of 16,493 E-buses.
Asia-Pacific is the electric bus manufacturing leader. While the European market is one of the leading regions for electric bus research and development (R&D) – including vehicle technology – the Asia-pacific region is home to some of the biggest producers of both buses and batteries.
Chargemaster is led by former electricity industry senior executive Nigel Broomhall, who has more than 16 years industry experience in NZ, Australia and Europe. He is supported by experienced Chairman Mark Gilbert and two Directors.