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BP now services electric vehicles

BP now services electric vehicles

Vector and BP have installed two brand new rapid chargers at BP Connect Pakuranga. The chargers were officially launched on Wednesday 31 August.

Vector Chief Executive Simon Mackenzie says this is the first fuel retailer to be added to Vector’s rapidly expanding network of EV charger stations across Auckland. “We are committed to providing accessible and convenient charger infrastructure to encourage more people to take up driving EVs,” he says. “People are comfortable and familiar with taking their vehicles to petrol stations when the tank is low. By showing EVs provide the same convenience and mobility as fossil fuelled vehicles, it will help build confidence for those new to the technology.”

BP Managing Director Matt Elliott says BP is committed to supporting programmes designed to reduce emissions and meet customer demand wherever it can. “We have been working closely with the team at Vector to understand their network growth plans, and we’re pleased that our Pakuranga store was a perfect fit,” he says. “Our new EV customers will be able to re-charge in comfort, with barista-made Fairtrade coffee on offer, and free WIFI, while they wait.”

Vector has now deployed 12 rapid chargers across Auckland along with eight standard chargers.

In addition to its efforts to enable a simple transition to EVs, Vector has introduced an interactive map (, soon to be followed with an App, making it easier for customers to find where they can recharge their vehicles. More installations at key locations are planned this year.

Network summary for week ending 4 September 2016


There were eight car v poles last week in Torbay, Mt Wellington, East Tamaki, Ellerslie, Penrose, Epsom (2) and Mangere. Meanwhile Fire Service and Vector crews were busy attending fires in St Heliers, Manurewa, Ranui and Henderson. The power was isolated for safety so that crews could attend to the fire.


Contractors struck our gas pipes in Papatoetoe, Takanini, Manurewa and Newton. Repairs were made swiftly.

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