Electric Vehicle Charging at Zealandia

Published: Mon 8 Aug 2016 12:43 PM
8 August 2016
Electric Vehicle Charging at Zealandia
Wellington, NZ – Wellington ecosanctuary Zealandia is charging ahead with sustainability goals after launching electric vehicle and bike charging facilities this morning.
The charging stations, installed in partnership with Wellington City Council and Wellington Electricity, are able to fully charge an electric car in roughly half the time it would take to charge from a household outlet.
Separate electric bike charging stations are able to fully charge the average e-bike from dead flat in around three hours.
“More and more modern vehicles, both bikes and cars, are electric. This low carbon initiative will encourage even more visitors to arrive in an eco-friendly way,” says Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.
The charging stations are to be followed by solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of the sanctuary visitor centre, enabling the power consumed in car charging to be offset by self-generated, 100% renewable electricity, and further reducing the carbon footprint of Zealandia and its visitors.
"We're proud to be part of what makes Wellington such a great place to live and to provide facilities that help our collective future as well as our community," said Zealandia CEO Paul Atkins.

Next in New Zealand politics

Have Your Say On The Future Of Inter-regional Passenger Rail In New Zealand
By: Transport and Infrastructure Committee
Sam Uffindell Stood Down Pending Investigation
By: New Zealand National Party
Auditor-General's Submission On The Water Services Entities Bill
By: Office of the Auditor-General
NZ Migrant Arrivals Hit Lowest Mark Since 1990s
By: New Zealand National Party
Abuse Revelations Leave No Choice But To Overhaul RSE Scheme
By: Green Party
More Women On Public Boards Than Ever Before
By: New Zealand Government
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media