Innovation Earn Chargenet NZ an Energy Award
Electrifying Innovation And Enthusiasm Earn ChargeNet NZ an Energy Award
The small and passionate ChargeNet NZ team were ecstatic to win the Innovation in Energy Award at the prestigious Deloitte Energy Excellence 2017 Awards. Founded in early 2015, ChargeNet NZ have worked tirelessly, travelling across New Zealand and internationally to advance the uptake of electric vehicles.
Since beginning, they have grown a nationwide network to more than 50 fast charging stations, as well as developed a revolutionary software package for billing and managing this network.
The team credit their success to collaboration, passion and resilience and are excited to see New Zealand charging into a cleaner and energy independent future by electrifying transport in this great nation.
There are currently more than 4000 electric vehicles on New Zealand roads. By choosing to drive an Electric Car instead of an internal combustion engine, New Zealand drivers cut carbon emissions by 85%. Electric Vehicle drivers also spend around $0.30 per ‘litre’ driving on locally sourced electricity if they charge overnight when the grid has excess capacity.
If you are interested in knowing more about Electric Vehicles, ChargeNet NZ are foundation sponsors for EVworld, the first industry specific Electric Vehicle conference in the southern hemisphere. The conference will be held at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau, September 8-9. See https://www.conferenz.co.nz/events/evworld-nz
- Every Electric Vehicle (EV) comes with an onboard charger, but these typically take 4-6 hours to charge.
- A rapid charging station will charge an entry level EV such as a Nissan Leaf in 25 minutes.
- Each charging station is compatible with both CHAdeMO and CCS charging standards.
- CHAdeMO is the Japanese fast charging standard, CCS is a new American charging standard.
- New Zealand is the perfect economic, geographic and general environment for the uptake of EV technology as 80% of electricity is generated through renewable means.
- Mass adoption of EVs in our light fleet could move New Zealand toward energy independence, and reduce our CO2 emissions by 5 million tonnes annually.
- New Zealand currently imports 8 Billion NZD annually of foreign oil, mass adoption of EV technology would make this figure negligible and encourage a stronger local economy as the dollars will be spent at home on clean energy.