Electric vehicle charging

Electric vehicle production and popularity is on the rise. It’s an exciting prospect and a great time to encourage uptake of electric vehicles among locals here in Mid Canterbury.

On 18 April 2017, we installed Mid Canterbury’s very first Electric Vehicle Charging station on Rolleston Street, Rakaia. Set within a visitor-friendly carpark and close to dining outlets and other amenities, the Rapid Charge Station has proven popular with locals and travellers alike.

Equipped with a solar panel and wind turbine to power its LED lighting, the charging station is used often and is a valued stopping point between Christchurch and Timaru for vehicle top ups.

EA Networks also installed an EV charging station on West Street in Ashburton CBD. Once again, we chose this location in collaboration with the Ashburton District Council because of its proximity to SH1, local amenities and the high profile and visibility the sight gives the station.

With plans to complete installation of our 3rd EV Charging station in Methven in the near future, it’s an exciting time to be a catalyst to the electric vehicle movement.