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
“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.