ChargeNet to Further Light Up an Already Electric Kaiwaka Community
Any Kiwi who has taken a road trip between Auckland to Northland is familiar with the gateway community of Kaiwaka. The
charming town hosts a year round light show, great local shops, and has a friendly welcome for travelers who stop to
take a rest.
Proud local couple Greg and Paula Jaques are making history this week by Leading The Charge in the Electric Vehicle (EV)
community. The couple are playing host to New Zealand’s first ChargeNet fast charging station. This is a step toward
effortless movement of Electric Vehicles around New Zealand.
The sleek and attractive Tritium Veefil unit sits in pride of place in the parking lot of the Four Square that they own
Paula and Greg will be welcoming guests from around Auckland and Northland for a ribbon-cutting event on Friday October
30th from 7:00am to 10:00am. This will mark the public opening of the station, and people are invited to get their
ChargeNet RFID tags and start using the station from this day onwards.
Steve West and Nick Smith from ChargeNet have been working tirelessly since early this year to find suitable locations
for the fast chargers.
Mr. West and his team hope that public and private entities around the country join the revolution and install charging
stations. To make this as easy as possible, they have created a software platform to enable 3rd party stations to be
seamlessly integrated into the charging network.
“Our vision is to work with any and all New Zealand entities who have the skills and resources to contribute to the
public charging network for New Zealand.” Said CEO and founder of ChargeNet Steve West. “Full portability will secure
the best possible user experience, and invite competition from large and small players who know what they are doing and
want to help New Zealand become a world class EV nation.”
Charging stations are activated using either an RFID tag or a smartphone App. For a fraction of the cost of traditional
fuels, EV owners will soon be able to travel freely all over New Zealand in their beloved zero emission cars.
Charge.net.nz have committed to installing 75 stations across New Zealand over the next 3 years.