Electric Vehicles

With around 12,000 electric vehicles and hybrids on New Zealand roads we're playing our part to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles by providing fast and rapid chargers across the region.

Located throughout the Waikato, the chargers are compatible with any electric vehicle and they're helping to meet a rising demand.

Transport is one of the biggest opportunities we have in the energy sector to help New Zealand achieve a low-carbon economy.

"The Waikato is one of the fastest growing regions in New Zealand and we need to provide our communities with innovative energy solutions - like electric chargers - that will support this growth.

By investing in new technology and asets, we'll be able to meet the increasing demand for EVs," Commercial Engineering Manager Cameron Chapman says.

Take Charge

Our fast and rapid chargers are located:

If you use one of our free EV chargers in the Waikato region for your vehicle, the following may apply to you.

  • Due to a recent software upgrade, our CHAdeMO charge connectors at WEL / Countdown fast chargers are currently unavailable. This limited availability has been caused by unforeseen issues during the recent upgrade. However, the CCS charge connections are still available. So if you need to use one of our free EV chargers, please use one of the rapid chargers at Caro St or Maui St. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we thank you in advance for your patience as we work to get the issue resolved.

* Development works being undertaken by Waikato Innovation Park require our rapid charger to be temporarily removed from service. This means the charger will be out of action from Sunday 17th January until May 2021. We will re-instate this charger once these works are completed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause