AA welcomes certainty for EV drivers with EVRoam launch
18 July 2018
The New Zealand Automobile Association welcomes the launch of EVRoam, a platform that will give EV (Electric Vehicle) drivers peace of mind in knowing exactly where their next charge is coming from.
EVRoam is a live database created by the NZ Transport Agency which collects data directly from all New Zealand’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure providers, such as ChargeNet and Vector.
AA Motoring Services General Manager Stella Stocks said that data will now be available for all 1.6 million AA Members and the public, on the AA website’s popular Travel time and distancecalculator.
“We’ll be displaying up to date information in a live display through AA EV Charge Finder, which will enable drivers to plot their journey between charging stations. It removes all the stress for EV drivers, who will know whether a charge point is online with absolute certainty.
“Currently there are nearly 9,000 Kiwi EV drivers and that number is expected to increase. The AA has an important part to play in providing information that all drivers can use to make informed decisions for the future,” Stella said.
Today’s launch by Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter is being hailed as a world leading collaboration.
“By working together we have achieved a safe secure system which gives New Zealanders a massive advantage on the road to an EV zero carbon future,” Stella added.