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Mitre 10 installs EV chargers in New Zealand

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Mitre 10 stores is installing electric vehicle chargers at stores in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

Grant Fraser, chief legal and property officer at Mitre 10, said the rollout will extend to 39 out of 84 locally-owned stores.

“Mitre 10 customers will be able to plug in their electric vehicles for a free top up while they are doing their shopping. Providing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations is another way we can continue to enhance our customers’ shopping experience with us.

“The Mitre 10 co-operative is proud to be contributing to New Zealand’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions through this partnership with Jolt.

“If we are to make a real and sustainable impact, public and private sector partners must collaborate more to find solutions,” he said.

EV charging at retail outlets

Jolt is an Australian-based global EV charging company which in July will begin its New Zealand rollout.

Jolt New Zealand country manager, Chris Monaghan, said “The promise for EV drivers is urban, highly visible and convenient EV fast charging that provides 7kW of free charging every 24 hours. With fast DC EV charging, drivers can enjoy the retail facilities of our partners and then go about their day.

“An EV driver can charge for free every day which takes about 20 to 25 minutes or choose to charge over the free charge at the lowest charge rates in New Zealand,” says Monaghan.

“Starting with Mitre 10 and rolling out the service on such a prominent network of stores in New Zealand, you will quickly see the Jolt network grow even more with new partners coming onboard,” he said.

The story is originally published on Inside Franchise Business Executive.

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