Fast chargers open the Coromandel to EVs
The Thames-Coromandel District Council installed fast chargers across the Coromandel Peninsula to improve accessibility for EV drivers and encourage the uptake of EVs.
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The Thames-Coromandel District Council installed five EV fast charging stations (four were co-funded by EECA’s Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund) in the Coromandel Peninsula, a low population, high visitor area.
The project allows EV drivers to tour the Coromandel Peninsula confidently, with the knowledge that a number of chargers are available to them. It also promotes a clean and green image, supporting EV growth and use in the area.
The Thames-Coromandel District Council partnered with ChargeNet NZ and Powerco to create New Zealand’s first branded EV touring network.
Feedback on the project has been positive and the chargers have been well used. The Coromandel is now part of a recommended itinerary for people holidaying in Britz electric campervans – another project co-funded by the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund.
This project was approved for $175,000 of co-funding from round one of the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund.
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