Objectives

The LET: Public EV Charging fund supports investment in the public EV charging network. It aims to encourage innovation and increase the accessibility, convenience, and availability of infrastructure in New Zealand to help meet and get ahead of demand. This round focuses on urban infill charging.

Eligibility

  • Open to all organisations capable of delivering EV charger projects, and meeting the requirements in the RFP.
  • Investment is available for network connection costs of the project – up to a cap of 35% of the total project cost.
  • Up to $15 million is available in this round.

What kind of project is this for?

  • New urban charging infrastructure for EV owners to charge as part of their daily activities, where users will spend between 30 minutes and 2 hours, for example at shopping locations, leisure facilities and community amenities.

  • “Urban” is defined as a town, city or district with a resident population of over 10,000 people.
  • To reduce frustrations with queuing, proposals are also welcome that seek to increase the number of chargers on existing urban public charging sites and/or to upgrade the connection capacity at current charging sites to enable simultaneous charging for multiple vehicles.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Webinar

31 minutes

EECA hosted a webinar Q&A session about the funding round on Wednesday 8 May 2024.

Webinar slides [PPTX, 5.3 MB]

Data Tool: Community EV Charger Planner

The Community EV Charger Planner is a planning tool for charge point operators and government agencies to identify where local EV charging infrastructure is projected to be required to meet the future uptake of EVs into the New Zealand light vehicle fleet. 

Use this tool to help strengthen your application for this funding round.

Key dates:

RFP opens 5pm, Tuesday 30 April 2024
Webinar Q&A 12.30pm, 8 May 2024 (register above)
Deadline for questions from applicants 4pm, Wednesday 22 May 2024
Deadline for EECA to answer applicants' questions 5pm, Friday 24 May 2024
Deadline for proposals 12pm, Friday 31 May 2024
Decision to be announced From 15 July 2024

Application process

Full application information is available on the Government Electric Tender Service (GETS) and applications can be made through our online application form. The links for these are in the 'key documents' section, below.

Apply now

Key documents