It is important that as many people as possible make some sort of submission in response to the Clean Car Policy and Clean Car discount proposal from the Government.
The government has provided a Survey option, so you do not need to write a full submission for this proposal. We expect this means they will take note of the number of people who answer even yes or no for each question.
You should of course read the document and decide what your opinion is. But to help you, along side the governments discussion document we provide you a copy of our written response, and some guidelines prepared by Will Hunter with help from other #LeadingTheCharge Champions.
Here is The Better NZ Trust submission.
And Wills Guide Clean Car Submission Guidelines
If you can find the 5-10 minutes to submit on this issue, it would be amazing.
Here is the link to the MoT page with all the information. And the Link to the Online Survey is near the middle of the page.
Whilst you will charge an EV at home most of the time, there may be occasions when you get caught short. Or, when planning a long trip, you want to know where you can fill up en route.
As of Jan 2020, there are 144 DC rapid charging stations in the North Island and a further 65 in the South Island ... plus another 300+ AC charge points registered on Plugshare.
The Better NZ Trust has provided links below to the third party software "Plugshare", and the ChargeNet map.
The NZTA approved goal is to encourage the installation of a rapid charger every 75km along NZ's main State Highways so that even a low-range vehicle can travel inter-city. It has only taken four years, but this goal is nearly complete.
Now in 2020, providers appear to be installing more chargers to satisfy demand, to cover off-the-beaten-track tourist areas, and to create redundancy in high use areas.
This map shows information uploaded by users to plugshare.com. You can see there are 500-odd public charging sites across New Zealand. The orange icons denote rapid DC chargers, which are ideal if you are just topping up or haven't got long to stop, whereas the green icons depict AC destination charging points. Destination chargers are slower charge points which in fact use the vehicle's onboard charger. They are ideal if your car will be parked for a longer length of time, such as in a parking building, shopping centre, or workplace.
If you click on the link and go to the plugshare.com site you can modify the search parameters to show only the charge sites you wish to see.
Plugshare offers a mobile phone app allowing you to find a location when you are on the move. It is available for Apple, Android and there is a separate app for Windows phones that uses the same information.
You can also visit charge.net.nz/map to find location information about their current and future fast charger units around New Zealand, or download the ChargeNet app to access their nationwide charging network on the go.