At the foot of the Remarkables, PAK'n SAVE Queenstown electrifies our vehicles
Minister for Energy and Resources, the Hon Dr Megan Woods
unveiled the latest in electric vehicle charging at PAK'nSAVE
Queenstown today. With a nationwide focus on reducing our reliance
on fossil fuels, this high-speed charger is another link in a chain
which is fast becoming the norm and is many times more extensive
than in Australia.
The new electric vehicle fast charger is perfectly located for
customers to top up their electric vehicles while they shop and
save at PAK'nSAVE Queenstown, in Frankton.
By the end of 2018, more than 50 New World, PAK'nSAVE, and Four
Square stores around the country will have electric vehicle
charging stations. This is being rolled out in collaboration with
the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority and electric
vehicle charging network provider, ChargeNet NZ, helping to ensure
that New Zealanders have access to charging stations,
PAK'nSAVE owner operator Anthony King says the supermarket
retailer is committed to sustainable practices along with parent
company Foodstuffs South Island.
"Promoting the uptake of clean energy transport with electric
vehicles is a very important part of the puzzle. The more we can do
to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and our reliance on fossil
fuels, the better. We're creating a one stop shop with an electric
car fast charger conveniently located at our store, and this is
just one of the initiatives we have in place to reduce our
environmental footprint with waste and energy use top
• There are nearly 8,000 electric vehicles registered in New
Zealand, with numbers doubling year on year.
• A fleet of 28 New World, PAK'nSAVE, and Four Square electric
delivery vans is one of the country's largest company fleets of
• Electric vehicles can drive 100-500km per charge depending on
their battery size, and older models can cost as little as $10,000
as a used import.
• Most New Zealanders will charge electric cars overnight at
• A network of fast chargers at supermarkets means drivers can
recharge quickly near where they live, work and shop, and while on
extended road trips.
• A 25-minute fast charge will generally add over 100km worth of
driving range to the battery.
• The new fast charger was co-funded by the Government's Low
Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, administered by the Energy
Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)