New EV charger at Queenstown PAK’nSAVE

31 May, 2018 by
FMCG Business
(L to R) Foodstuffs SI CEO Steve Anderson; Sustainability Programme Manager Mike Sammons; Charge Net NZ CEO Steve West; and Minister for Energy and Resources Dr Megan Woods.

Minister for Energy and Resources Dr Megan Woods has unveiled the latest in electric vehicle charging at PAK’nSAVE Queenstown. The new electric vehicle fast charger is perfectly located for customers to top up their electric vehicles while they shop at PAK’nSAVE 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, rolled out in collaboration with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority and electric vehicle charging network provider, ChargeNet NZ, to ensure that New Zealanders have access to charging stations, everywhere.

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PAK’nSAVE owner operator Anthony King says: “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 priorities.”

Did you know?

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 fully-electric cars.