Where to Charge Your EV When Road Tripping in NZ

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Driving an EV is a great way to reduce your environmental impact and your costs when road tripping! Using Plugshare, we've identified the best places to stop and charge your EV along some of the most popular journeys. See the list below or see all the locations on a map, here.

The distance between charging stations is based on the range of the most popular EV in New Zealand, the Nissan Leaf, which can travel approximately 120km per full charge (depending on generation). Please note that the exact range of an EV depends on many factors, including driving style, load, traffic conditions, weather (i.e., wind, atmospheric density), and accessory use. 

Please note that a lot of the stations mentioned are managed by ChargeNet, the largest privately-owned fast-charging network in the Southern Hemisphere. To use these chargers, you'll need to sign up to be a member via their website. When you want to charge, you simply open activate one of their stations via their smartphone app (iOS and Android), website, or with an RFID fob.

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Auckland to Coromandel (170km)

  1. Auckland City - Vector at Hobson Street Substation, 21 Hobson St, Auckland, 1010
  2. Takanini – Chargenet at PakNSave, 331 Great South Rd, Takanini, Auckland 2110
  3. Thames – Chargenet at Thames Public Library, 505 Mackay St, Thames 3500
  4. Coromandel – Chargenet at 44 Woolams Ave, Coromandel 3506

 

Auckland to Raglan (150km)

  1. Auckland City - Vector at Hobson Street Substation, 21 Hobson St, Auckland, 1010
  2. Te Kauwhata – WEL Networks at 16 Wayside Road, Te Kauwhata 3782, New Zealand
  3. Raglan – WEL Network at 43 Bow Street, Waikato, Raglan‎ 3225

 

Auckland to Paihia (230km)

  1. Auckland City - Vector at Hobson Street Substation, 21 Hobson St, Auckland, 1010
  2. Warkworth – Vector at BP Connect, 67 Auckland Road, Auckland, Warkworth, 0910
  3. Whangarei – Chargenet at Northpower Substation, 11 Alexander St, Whangarei, 0110,
  4. Kawakawa – Chargenet at 4 State Highway 1, Kawakawa, 0210

 

Auckland to Tauranga (215km)

  1. Auckland City - Vector at Hobson Street Substation, 21 Hobson St, Auckland, 1010
  2. Pukekohe – Chargenet at Counties Power, 14 Glasgow Rd, Pukekohe 2120
  3. Morrinsville – Chargenet at New World, 79/89-97 Thames St, Morrinsville 3300
  4. Tauranga - Chargenet at Bayfair Shopping Centre, 19 Girven Rd, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga 3116

 

Wellington to Napier (320km)

  1. Wellington City - Z Energy at 174 Vivian St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
  2. Levin – Chargenet at New World, 21 Bath St, Horowhenua, Levin 5510
  3. Dannevirke – Chargenet at 24B Gordon St, Dannevirke 4930
  4. Hastings – Chargenet at 100 Queen St W, Hastings, Hastings 4122
  5. Napier – Chargenet at 206 Dickens St, Napier South, Napier 4110

 

Wellington to New Plymouth (350km)

  1. Wellington City - Z Energy at 174 Vivian St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
  2. Levin – Chargenet at New World, 21 Bath St, Horowhenua, Levin 5510
  3. Whanganui – Chargenet at PakNSave, 167 Glasgow St, Whanganui, 4500
  4. Hawera – Chargenet at PakNSave, 54 Princes St, Hawera 4610,
  5. New Plymouth – Chargenet at 66 Courtenay St, New Plymouth 4310

 

Wellington to Taupo (370km)

  1. Wellington City - Z Energy at 174 Vivian St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
  2. Levin – Chargenet at New World, 21 Bath St, Horowhenua, Levin 5510
  3. Palmerston North – Chargenet at The Square, Palmerston North, Palmerston North 4410
  4. Mangaweka – Chargenet at Papa Cliff Café, 6336B Mangawharariki Rd, Mangaweka 4797
  5. Turangi – Chargenet at Z Energy, 1 Pihanga Rd, Turangi 3334
  6. Taupo – Chargenet at Taupo Fire Station, 1 Kaimanawa St, Taupo 3330

 

Christchurch to Dunedin (360km)

  1. Christchurch – Chargenet at Z Energy, 40 Moorhouse Ave, Addington, Christchurch 8011
  2. Ashburton – EA Networks at 109 West St, Ashburton 7700
  3. Timaru – Chargenet at Alpine Energy Substation, 26A North St, Timaru Central, Timaru 7910
  4. Oamaru – Network Waitaki at 3 Eden St, Oamaru 9400
  5. Dunedin – Chargenet at University of Otago, 71 St David St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016,

Christchurch to Nelson (415km)

  1. Christchurch – Chargenet at New World, 2 Mounter Ave, Northwood, Christchurch 8051
  2. Culverden – Chargenet at 27A Mountainview Rd, Culverden 7392
  3. Lewis Pass (not fast chargers) - GAS, State Highway 7, Maruia, Buller 7895 or Maruia Hot Springs, State Highway 7, Lewis Pass 7895
  4. Murchison (not a fast charger) - Riverside Holiday Park, 19 Riverview Road, Murchison, Tasman 7077
  5. Motupiko (not a fast charger) - Quinney's Bush Camp and Caravan Park, 255 Kohatu-Kawatiri Highway, Motupiko, Tasman 7072
  6. Nelson – Chargenet at New World, 75 Vanguard St, Nelson, 7010

 

Queenstown to Dunedin (280km)

  1. Queenstown – Chargenet at PakNSave, 302 Hawthorne Drive, Frankton, Queenstown 9300,
  2. Alexandra – Chargenet at 9 Thompson St, Bridge Hill, Alexandra 9320
  3. Lawrence – Chargenet at Four Square, 19 Ross Pl, Lawrence 9532
  4. Dunedin - Filleul Street Car Park, 193 Moray Pl, Dunedin, Dunedin 9016

 

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Posted by Kezia Lynch on 5th of December, 2018