The Warehouse Group has increased its free electric vehicle-charging station infrastructure to 28 stores across New Zealand.
Meanwhile, the company has upgraded 13 of the sites to 25kW DC rapid chargers. Chief sustainability officer at The Warehouse Group, David Benattar, said the move is another step in the group’s EV commitment, an integral part of its broader sustainability program and action on climate change in the country.
“Providing greater access to rapid chargers for EV users not only removes a key barrier to greater EV adoption, but also contributes to New Zealand’s progress in establishing a decarbonised economy,” said Benattar.
Additional charging stations have been installed at The Warehouse Kaitaia and Waipapa, to be followed by a new charging station at The Warehouse in Greymouth next month.
As part of the expansion project, TWG has partnered with ChargeNet, software supplier for the charging installation, and energy product distributor YHI Energy.
“By welcoming The Warehouse chargers onto the ChargeNet network, together we are making it easier than ever for Kiwis to access rapid charging infrastructure at convenient locations across New Zealand,” said Steve West, CEO at ChargeNet.