Electric Vehicles

With interest in electric vehicles growing, we wanted to understand the effects that charging these vehicles will have on our network. So we added an electric car to our vehicle fleet and installed fast-chargers at strategic sites across the region.

Our chargers are free for public use and can be found at these sites around Waikato:

An additional charger will soon be installed in central Hamilton.

The WEL Networks fast charger takes around 20 minutes to ‘fill’ your vehicle (compared to a standard charger which takes around four hours).

With approximately 2,100 electric vehicles and hybrids on New Zealand roads currently, we're confident the installation of more units in the Waikato will encourage the uptake of electric vehicles across New Zealand. Learn more here.

Take a moment to read the Terms and Conditions of using the WEL Networks electric vehicle fast chargers.

Experiencing issues with our charging units? Please report the problem to 0800 800 935.