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EV roaming pilot coming to New Zealand as ChargeNet, Z Energy and OpenLoop partner up for 2024 trial project

EV roaming pilot coming to New Zealand as ChargeNet, Z Energy and OpenLoop partner up for 2024 trial project

Three of New Zealand’s leading EV charging providers – ChargeNet, Z Energy (Z) and Counties Energy Limited, which operates OpenLoop – have today announced they are launching an EV charging roaming trial, with support from Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). The project aims to develop and trial EV-roaming capability between the three EV charging networks, which would enable EV drivers to charge at any of three networks from their choice of account.

Z Energy – The evolution of EV charging in New Zealand

Z Energy – The evolution of EV charging in New Zealand

Charging an electric vehicle (EV) is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to Z Energy (Z) expanding its on-the-go charging network. By the end of this year, Z plans to have EV chargers available at 20 percent of its service stations across Aotearoa, making journeys smoother for EV drivers no matter where they’re headed.

EECA updating guides to smart EV charging

EECA updating guides to smart EV charging

‘Fuelling up’ EVs using smart chargers can reduce charging costs, take pressure off the national electricity grid, and help reduce New Zealand’s carbon footprint through prioritising renewable energy and avoiding fossil fuel electricity generation.