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EV charging station signage rollout continues

The roll out of easy to spot signs for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations this summer is helping EV drivers in New Zealand hit the open road with confidence.

The NZ Transport Agency’s Director Safety and Environment, Harry Wilson says with around 6,500 EVs now registered in New Zealand, signposting all DC (rapid) charging stations ensures the increasing number of EV drivers are able to easily find charging stations, and increases general awareness of EVs on our roads.

“Supporting the uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand and encouraging people to make the switch to electric is crucial to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our transport sector.

“Prominent signage along our state highways shows everyday Kiwis and visitors to New Zealand that driving, and charging, an EV is as easy and convenient as any conventional vehicle. It’s also cheaper and better for the environment.”

Driving an EV in New Zealand produces 80 percent fewer carbon emissions than a petrol or diesel vehicle, and makes the most of New Zealand’s abundant renewable electricity.

“The Transport Agency has taken a leadership role in enabling and supporting public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

“As at the end of January, there were 91 DC charging stations on our state highways, and we’re on track for nationwide coverage of fast/rapid DC charging stations every 75kms across New Zealand’s state highways, supplemented by a network of AC charging stations.

There is also an ever increasing number of public charging stations popping up around New Zealand – at shopping malls, airports, supermarkets and even some petrol stations,” Mr Wilson says.

For more information about EVs visit www.nzta.govt.nz/ev and www.electricvehicles.govt.nz.

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