The Eastern Bay of Plenty's first EV fast charger was installed in Whakatāne. With more electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads, Horizon Networks has expanded its charging infrastructure for this growing market. EV fast-charging stations are now in Ōhope, Murupara, and Te Kaha. The network is now managed by ChargeNet.

The first EV fast-charging station was made possible with the support of Trust Horizon (formerly Eastern Bay Energy Trust) and Whakatane District Council. Not only does this charging station put Whakatane on the New Zealand EV map, but it also promotes the use of EVs (which benefits the environment) and encourages those with EVs to visit the District.

The Eastern Bay of Plenty's first EV fast charger was installed in Whakatāne. The EV fast charging station is located near the Visitor Information Centre on Quay Street.

With more electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads, Horizon Networks has expanded their charging infrastructure for this growing market. EV fast charging stations are now in  Ōhope, Murupara and Te Kaha. The network is now managed by ChargeNet.

 

 

 

 

Horizon Networks EV Fast Charging Locations

The Eastern Bay of Plenty's first EV fast charger was installed in Whakatāne. The EV fast charging station is located near the Visitor Information Centre on Quay Street.

With more electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads, Horizon Networks has expanded their charging infrastructure for this growing market. EV fast charging stations are now in  Ōhope, Murupara and Te Kaha.

 

 

 

 

Find charging locations throughout New Zealand

 

Horizon Networks is proud to have partnered with ChargeNet to be able to incorporate our chargers located at Whakatāne, Ōpōtiki, Murupara and Te Kaha onto the nationwide ChargeNet network and customer service experience.

This means customers require a ChargeNet account to access our chargers -  the chargers cost $0.275 per min and $0.20 per kWh to use for DC charging and $0.20 per kWh only for AC charging. To create a ChargeNet account please visit https://charge.net.nz/my/register/.

Horizon Networks is pleased to have been able to offer these chargers at no cost for the initial period of two years to encourage uptake of this exciting new driving experience and have seen large increases in their use, including beyond their intended purpose of being a quick charge facility for longer journeys. By applying a fair and reasonable charge it will improve the chargers' availability and encourage the use of other forms of slower charging – such as at carparks.

Find other ChargeNet chargers on their app or website - https://charge.net.nz

alternatively,

PlugShare provides the most accurate and complete public charging map on the internet for New Zealand and the rest of the world.

www.plugshare.com

 

 

 

 

Pricing and Payment

Horizon Networks is proud to have partnered with ChargeNet to be able to incorporate our chargers located at Whakatāne, Ōpōtiki, Murupara and Te Kaha onto the nationwide ChargeNet network and customer service experience.

This means customers require a ChargeNet account to access our chargers and  it costs $0.275 per min and $0.20 per kWh to use for DC charging and $0.20 per kWh only for AC charging. To create a ChargeNet account please visit: https://charge.net.nz/my/register/.

Horizon Networks is pleased to have been able to offer these chargers at no cost for the initial two year period to encourage up take of this exciting new driving experience and have seen large increases in their use, including beyond their intended purpose of being a quick charge facility for longer journeys. By applying a fair and reasonable charge it will improve the chargers' availability and encourage use of other forms of slower charging – such as at carparks.

Installing an EV Charging Station

There are a number of factors to consider when installing an EV charging station.

Our sister company ElectriServ installed our office chargers (with remote charging monitoring via a phone app) and offers comprehensive electrical services throughout the country, including the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Which means you are covered by local, qualified staff with extensive experience. ElectriServ has specialists in electrical design and installation, preventative and reactive maintenance programmes, 24/7 support features, industrial site maintenance and engineering.

Give the team a call on 0800 4 ESERV or 07 308 9800

 

 

For more information, please contact Horizon Networks on 0800 HORIZON (467 496).

 

The Government has launched a promotional website to showcase their initiatives around EVs.

Please follow the link below to read more about it.

 

 

www.electricvehicles.govt.nz

 

 

 

How to use the EV Fast Charging Station

 

1. Park your EV with the charge socket within reach of the connector, and turn your EV off.

2. Select the charging protocol on the touch screen:

- Select 1 for AC

- Select 2 for CHAdeMO

- Select 3 for CCS

3. Connect the applicable charge connector to the EVs charger socket.

4. On the touch screen, press START.

5. Tap RFID fob, use the ChargeNet app, or visit www.charge.net.nz to begin the charge.

6. The charger will begin charging the EV and will indicate the progress on the screen.

7. To stop charging, press STOP on the touch screen.

8. Remove the connector from your EV and place it back in the connector holder on the fast charger.

9. Your EV is now charged.

 

When connecting or disconnecting DC connectors:

- Handle cables and connectors with care.

- Do not drop the cables or connectors.

- Place the cables and connectors back in their respective holders.

 

EV Fast Charger Instructions - Printable File

EV Plug Types

 

Type 2-AC

This connector is recommended for the connection of the supply cable to the charging station when using untethered cables. This connector has become widely used across Europe.

Models with Mennekes inlets in New Zealand include:

- Used European EVs including BMW, Audi, VW and Mercedes.

- New Zealand new Renault Zoe and Kangoo Z.E.

- Tesla cars imported from UK or Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAdeMO

This connector is used for DC charging in Japan and is currently the most common connector used for DC charging in New Zealand. It is also used in the US and in Europe.

Models with CHAdeMo inlets in New Zealand include:

- Nissan Leaf (including imports).

- Nissan e-NV200.

Tesla cars imported from UK or Australia have a Type 2 inlet but can use a CHAdeMo connector using a Tesla-supplied accessory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCS

This is a fast DC charging connector used extensively across Europe. The industry in New Zealand is adopting this connector, alongside the CHAdeMo, for fast (and possibly slow) DC charging.

Models with Type 2 Combo inlets in New Zealand include European-origin EVs including BMWi3 and VW e-GOLF

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of EVs can be charged at this fast charging station?

Any plug-in EV that has Type 2-AC, CHAdeMO or CCS.

Please note that not all EVs are capable of DC fast charging.

 

What happens if I can't take the connector out of my electric vehicle (EV)?

Some EVs lock the connector. If this happens, you need to unlock all the doors of the EV, or use the "unlock charge connector" button on the car key, if present.

 

How much does a charging session cost?

Please see the pricing section on this page for that information. 

 

How long will each charging session take?

It depends on the EV. On average, charging take 15 - 25 minutes.

 

Can I use the charger if it is wet or if it is raining?

The chargers are designed for use in wet and rainy conditions. Your EV is also designed to safely charge even if the charger you connect to is wet.

 

Can two vehicles charge at once?

Yes, provided one vehicle uses the AC socket and the other vehicle uses one of the DC leads (CHAdeMO or CCS). Both of the DC leads (CHAdeMO and CCS) cannot be used at the same time.

 

What if there is an emergency?

In an emergency, push the EMERGENCY STOP button. The charger will stop operation and will display an appropriate message.

 

What if the emergency stop button is accidently pushed?

Check that the situation is safe, i.e. that the emergency stop button was accidentally pushed.

Turn the emergency button clockwise.

The emergency button will release and the charger will be reactivated.

After a few seconds, the message will disappear from the screen and the charger will return to normal operation.

 

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