Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw unveiled the latest electric vehicle charger in Foodstuff’s expanding network at New World Levin on Thursday.
With a nationwide focus on reducing New Zealand’s reliance on fossil fuels as part of the move to a Zero Carbon economy, the high-speed charger is another milestone in encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles.
The network is being rolled out in collaboration with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority and electric vehicle charging network provider, Charge Net NZ, helping to ensure that New Zealanders have access to charging stations, everywhere while they are on the move.
Horowhenua District Council Mayor Michael Feyen says "We are excited that the district’s first charging station has opened this week. It will boost local awareness of the technology and help support the smooth driving of electric vehicles on a very busy highway.
New World Levin owner operator Matthew Rollinson says the supermarket retailer is committed to sustainable practices along with parent company Foodstuffs North Island.