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  # 1998497 18-Apr-2018 12:28
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Vector EV Charger app shows Tokoroa 

 

however ChargeNet and Plug share show as under construction.


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  # 2003140 26-Apr-2018 21:13
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Chargenet app has the Milton and Cromwell chargers live.

 

So for dunedin to wanaka/queenstown trips.

 

 

 

- Dunedin, Milton, Lawrence, Roxburgh, Alexandra, Cromwell then on to Wanaka or Frankton

 

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  # 2003315 27-Apr-2018 09:42
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Has anyone heard or seen and developments on the proposed charger in Tirau? 


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  # 2005474 30-Apr-2018 21:28
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Murapara now showing as up and running on Chargenet - also it is free.


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  # 2010164 8-May-2018 17:52
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Five or six chargenet chargers installed in the Auckland downtown carpark. Those 5/6 spaces were previously hybrid. Installed, not enabled yet.

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  # 2010214 8-May-2018 18:40
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TL:DR but there are two Tesla chargers at the place I stayed in Wanaka recently, Oakridge Resort.








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  # 2014393 11-May-2018 21:10
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There have been several new chargers over the past few weeks. 

Overall, as of May 3rd, ChargeNet had reach 75 DC Fast chargers installed around NZ. That's impressive....and represents an investment in the several millions by Steve and Dee West with EV number currently between 7000 and 8000.....and most of those charge at home most of the time. 

Mt Maunganui

There is a new Delta (the manufacturer) 25kw DC fast charger in the parking area beneath the New World in Mt Maunganui. I've used it several times. It has some advantages. The slower charge rate means a battery is much less likely to warm rapidly. Mine goes up about 4C start to finish.......and that's from 30% to 100%. Yes...these chargers let you charge to 100%. That extra 5% can be pretty useful. Because it is slower, the per minute charge is 15 cents instead of 25 cents. A kWh still costs 25 cents. 

Waihi

This charger has been open for a while but I'm mentioning it again because it changed my life. My 30kWh LEAF is able to drive non-stop from Greenlane in Auckland to Waihi at the posted speeds limits - with ease. A 15-17 min charge at Waihi to 80% gets me to Tauranga on about 35%......and 45 mins on the 25kw DC charger sees me driving to Opotiki non-stop with majro electrons to spare......and the battery hasn't hit anything over 40C at any point.  

Awesome. 

Spring Creek

 

Blenhiem now has a DC fast charger! Plus, it's only 128km from there to Kaikoura on SH1....and then 104km from Kaikoura to Culverden on SH70 + SH7.......and then just 98km from Culverden to Christchurch on SH7 and SH1.  

It's FINALLY possible for most EVs but the most humble to drive from Picton to Christchurch - mostly on SH1 - in just a few hours like everyone else. 

Milton

 

South of Dunedin. Another charger on SH1 to provide some redundancy and keep charging hops short. Also useful is the only fast charger in Dunedin is broken or blocked or has a long queue. 

Cromwell

Filing in the gaps in the hinterland.....I'm going to have to drive all of these soon. In the Spring......

Amberley 

 

North of Christchurch and 134km south of Kaikoura on SH1, anyone with a Hyundai Ioniq, BMW i3, Tesla or VW e-Golf can now easily drive from Picton to Christchurch right down SH1 - no issues.  





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  # 2017698 17-May-2018 15:02
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Levin Charger now showing as up and running.




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  # 2044040 26-Jun-2018 12:40
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Fair to say now that range isn't really a worry for many journeys as there are chargers available at modest intervals ( < 100km ) across most of the country. 

 

Recent new EV chargers:

May 18th - Levin - 21 Bath St in the New World car park. 50kw DC CCS 2 / CHAdeMo. Charge Net

 


June 5th - Lumsden - 14 Diana St, at the Four Square. Half way between Queenstown and Invercargill. 50kw DC CCS 2 / CHAdeMo. Charge Net

 


June 6th - Havelock - 68 Main Road at the Four Square. Half way between Picton and Nelson. 50kw DC CCS 2 / CHAdeMo.Charge Net

 


June 22 - National Park - Cnr of SH4 and Waimarino Tookaanu Road, at the Four Square. Roughly half way between Te Kuiti and Turangi, offering an alternative to SH1 for vehicles north or south bound. 50kw DC CCS 2 / CHAdeMo.Charge Net

June 20 (ish) - Morere - 3968 SH2, Morere, Wairoa. A 25kw Delta DC charger with CCS2 and CHAdeMo. Free to use for now. Eastland Group

 


June 20 (ish) - Te Araroa - 22 Rata St. A 25kw Delta DC charger with CCS2 and CHAdeMo. Free to use for now. This completes the chain of EV fast chargers around the East Cape from Opotiki to Gisborne. The longest leg is now 124km between Te Araroa and Tolaga Bay. Eastland Group

June 20 (ish) - Putarino - 5466 SH2, Putarino. A 50kw DC fast charger with CCS2 / CHAdeMo and a 22kw AC Type 2 socket. Free for 3 months (presumably end of August or September) Unison with activation / billing by ChargeNet.  

 

Other news:

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The DC fast charger at Matawai on SH2 between Opotiki and Gisborne has been badly damaged is is being removed temporarily for repairs. The nearby campground has agreed to provide charging on their camp sites if you can charge from 3-pin or blue commando.

 

- Many more chargers now under construction:

 

Tokoroa - 50kw DC (New World - Charge Net)

 

Taihape - 50kw DC (New World - Charge Net),

 

Whanganui 50kw DC (Pak n Save - Charge Net),

 

Waitaki Landing 25kw DC Delta (20km from Cape Reinga - Charge Net),

 

Manukau - 6 x Type 2 AC chargers Ronwood Ave carpark (ChargeNet)

Wellington - several - Grey St car park (50kw) / Inglewood Pl Parking (50kw) / Barnett St Carpark (50kw) All are Charge Net

Blenhiem - 50kw DC (Pak n Save - Charge Net)

Hokitika - 25kw DC Delta (New World - Charge Net)

Darfield - 50kw DC (Challenge - Charge Net)

Temuka - 25kw DC Delta (New World - Charge Net)

Athol (SH6) - 50kw DC (Brown Trout Cafe - Charge Net)





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  # 2044167 26-Jun-2018 15:29
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Just in.....WEL announced this afternoon (2018-06-26) their new fast charger at Hampton Downs (between Meremere and Te Kauwhata on SH1) is operational. 

Gate 1, Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, Hampton Downs, Waikato 3782

It has 50kw CCS2 and CHAdeMO tethered connectors. 

What isn't clear is whether the Type 2 AC is a 22kw socket or a 43kw tethered connector like the one at Te Kauwhata. 

Update: I went and had a look. It's a 22kw Type 2 socket. BYO cable. 





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  # 2047593 2-Jul-2018 15:32
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Joined Geekzone just to add the 6 Tesla Superchargers and 6 Destination chargers now available (for Tesla's naturally) at the new K Road Store in Auckland. 


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  # 2047640 2-Jul-2018 16:02
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ReubenM:

 

Joined Geekzone just to add the 6 Tesla Superchargers and 6 Destination chargers now available (for Tesla's naturally) at the new K Road Store in Auckland. 

 

 

Someone should tell Tesla corporate,

 

They are still not listed as live their own website yet :)

 

https://www.tesla.com/findus?v=2&search=Auckland%2C%20New%20Zealand&bounds=-36.82914776629413%2C174.83267743969725%2C-36.92938568713202%2C174.6369834699707&filters=supercharger&zoom=13


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  # 2047824 2-Jul-2018 19:32
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freeland:

Has anyone heard or seen and developments on the proposed charger in Tirau? 



This ^^^.

Absolute ‘noobie’ range anxiety struck again for the first time in a year coming from Cambridge to Rotorua today... GoM on my 10 bar leaf read 9kms when google maps told me 22kms to go just before the top of the ‘pass’ coming along the ‘Thermal Highway’ (5) 😳

Funnily enough I reached the charger in Rotorua 22kms later with 10kms left on the GoM (after climbing to 13 at one stage coasting/regenning my way down the other side.

If Greenrace hadn’t assured me it was possible I would probably have pulled up and hunted for a friendly 8A connection 😅

In other (relevant?) news, a Gen1 30kw Leaf just did the Cape to Cairo!
https://drivetribe.com/p/a-journey-from-socket-to-socket-deYhKKtcSSCGG882d8Mn3g?iid=RRjpdlndS-GxR_ZSTmTnEA



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  # 2051652 8-Jul-2018 19:34
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PhantomNVD:
freeland:

 

Has anyone heard or seen and developments on the proposed charger in Tirau? 

 



This ^^^.

Absolute ‘noobie’ range anxiety struck again for the first time in a year coming from Cambridge to Rotorua today... GoM on my 10 bar leaf read 9kms when google maps told me 22kms to go just before the top of the ‘pass’ coming along the ‘Thermal Highway’ (5) 😳

Funnily enough I reached the charger in Rotorua 22kms later with 10kms left on the GoM (after climbing to 13 at one stage coasting/regenning my way down the other side.

If Greenrace hadn’t assured me it was possible I would probably have pulled up and hunted for a friendly 8A connection 😅

In other (relevant?) news, a Gen1 30kw Leaf just did the Cape to Cairo!
https://drivetribe.com/p/a-journey-from-socket-to-socket-deYhKKtcSSCGG882d8Mn3g?iid=RRjpdlndS-GxR_ZSTmTnEA


About 12km out from the Rotorua charger you reach the top of the hill on SH5 and regen all the way down. I reckon if you made it to the top that hill.....you're good to go unless you drive really badly. :-) 

For me, the sweet spot is the speed where the regen *just* reaches 4 dots.....any speed over that is a waste of regen potential. :-) It varies according to the slope, of course. 





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  # 2051655 8-Jul-2018 19:43
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Blenhiem - ChargeNet announced their new 50kw DC fast charger at the Pak n Save is now up and running. (1 Westwood Ave, Blenhiem). It is a Veefil unit with the usual CCS 2 and CHAdeMO tethered connectors. Cost is 25c / minute plus 25c / kWh. A ChargeNet account is required to activate the charger (via RFID tag, ChargeNet app, TXT or the Start Charge" page on the ChargeNet web site.  At time of writing the location is on Plugshare as under construction, but it is open for business. 





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