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.
You'll find a WEL Networks fast charger at 114 Maui Street, Hamilton, on Wayside Road in Te Kauwhata, and Bow Street in Raglan.
The electric vehicle fast charger takes around 20 minutes to ‘fill’ your vehicle (compared to a standard charger which takes around four hours) and is free for public use.
Coming soon, two additional fast chargers in central Hamilton.
With approximately 1,000 electric vehicles and hybrids on New Zealand roads, we're confident the installation of four more electric vehicle fast chargers in the Waikato will encourage the uptake of electric vehicles across New Zealand.
Learn more here