Palmerston North Charger Opening - Friday 25th November at 11:30am
The much-anticipated opening of Palmerston North’s first fast charge electric vehicle station will take place this Friday.
The charge station, located on The Square between Broadway Avenue and Main Street, is a joint project between Powerco and Charge Net NZ, in collaboration with Palmerston North City Council.
The first ‘plug-in’ will be carried out by Palmerston North City Councillor Brent Barrett, who is responsible for the council’s transport and environmental and sustainability portfolios, and who is himself the proud owner of an electric vehicle.
Powerco chief executive Nigel Barbour says “We hope the charger will encourage even 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,” he says.
The Palmerston North fast charge station will be the fourth opened this year by Powerco and Charge Net NZ, who are opening another fast charge station together in Featherston on the same day.
Palmerston North 4410
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