Govt helping electric vehicle drivers to roam free

Hon Julie Anne Genter

Associate Minister of
Transport

18 July 2018

MEDIA STATEMENT


Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today
launched EVRoam, a new initiative providing electric car
drivers with real-time information about where they can find
reliable charging stations right around the country.

EVRoam is a live database, collated by the NZ Transport
Agency from real-time data fed directly from charging
station operators such as Chargenet and Vector. EVRoam then
shares this information out as widely as possible, to dozens
of other websites and apps, so that drivers can receive
reliable data on charging stations through all
channels.

“This is about giving people the practical
tools to confidently drive an electric car right around the
country and know they have the power to go the distance,”
said Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne
Genter.

“EVRoam lets drivers know if a charging station
is active and able to be used, which means they can
confidently plan their journeys.

“EVRoam aims to give
drivers confidence by identifying only reliable charging
stations that meet government guidelines, such as having a
consistent plug type and being monitored.

“The real-time
data will be made available on the Agency’s journey
planner website, and to other third party platforms like
Google Maps, TomTom and the Automobile Association’s
website.

“There are currently 117 active rapid charging
stations nationwide, a further 19 under construction, and 42
planned sites.

“We now have electric vehicle rapid
charging stations every 75km on almost 80 percent of the
state highway network, which is a huge achievement.

“Initiatives like this are part of the Government’s
commitment to making sustainable transport an easy option
for all New Zealanders,” said Ms
Genter.

ends

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I am an electric cars lover. I love our planet and want to leave it in good condition to our children. One of the good ways to do this is to reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere. As a technical person I worked on computers, hardware maintenance and programming. Otherwise I like advanced technologies, music, books, movies, life and nice weather.

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