EV Charging Stations Coming Soon to Kaiapoi

Meridian Energy will begin installing EV chargers in public carparks at 70 Hilton Street from Monday, as the EV charger rollout continues across the Waimakariri District.

Meridian EV Charging Station in RangioraThe charging stations are being installed in four carparks and will be identical to those already up and running in the Council carpark behind the Trevor Inch Memorial Library in Rangiora.

The carparks will be unavailable for parking during the charger installation, which is expected to take at least a week, and once work is completed, the car parks will be solely for the use of charging EV’s.

The EV chargers are part of an ongoing agreement between the Waimakariri District Council and Meridian to create publicly accessible EV charging stations on Council land at agreed locations in Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Woodend and Oxford. Meridian cover the bulk of installation costs while the Council licence access to the land and contribute a small portion to make the carparks ready.

The dual-socketed 22kw AC charging stations can deliver up to 120km of travel per hour of charging, depending on the vehicle make and model. This type of charger is typically installed at locations where drivers will be parked for longer durations such as cafes, libraries, community facilities and retail areas.

Read more about the EV charger rollout across the Waimakariri District here.