Featherston Charger Opening - Friday 25th November at 4pm
Wairarapa celebrates the opening of its first fast charge electric vehicle station in Featherston this Friday – a milestone that opens the gateway between Wairarapa and Wellington to private transport of the future.
The charge station, in the Featherston Gateway Complex car park, is a joint project between Powerco and Charge Net NZ, in collaboration with Trust House, on whose land it is situated.
The official opening, by South Wairarapa Mayor Viv Napier, will acknowledge the significance of linking the two regions, as part of a growing network of fast charge stations.
“Featherston is the gateway for both Wairarapa and Wellington, depending on which side of the Rimutakas you live on,” says Powerco chief executive Nigel Barbour.
“You have people who live in Wairarapa and commute to Wellington for work and Wellingtonians who like to visit the picturesque Wairarapa countryside on the weekends. The Featherston fast charge station provides a sustainable transport option for those who travel between the two regions,” he says.
“We hope its installation will encourage more people to make the switch to electric vehicles, which are cheaper, cleaner and quieter to run than traditional petrol and diesel-fuelled vehicles. With most electric vehicles taking six to eight hours to charge via a domestic power point, one of the challenges until now has been the ability to charge them when away from home, but fast charge stations like this one can charge a vehicle in less than 25 minutes.”
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