The New Zealand National Fieldays Society is leading the charge with the opening of two new electric vehicle charging stations at their Mystery Creek Events Centre headquarters.
The charging stations were jointly opened in June by Society CEO Peter Nation, Waipa Networks CEO Adam Fletcher and the Hon. Simon Bridges during Fieldays. June saw a record number of electric vehicles registered, taking the national total to over 3700, and well on the way to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority’s goal of 4000 registered electric vehicles by the end of the year.
During the opening Hon. Simon Bridges commented “it’s great to be here and be part of this launch, the first of I think many over time, charging stations at Fieldays”. The installation of the charging stations are a solid example of the Society’s ongoing dedication to its sustainability policies.
Society CEO Peter Nation says “we were delighted when approached by Waipa Networks and Hyundai NZ regarding the installation of EV stations here at Mystery Creek, particularly when they were to be launched during Fieldays which was themed Leading Change, a concept which supports renewable energy initiatives such as this”
Located centrally between Hamilton Airport and Cambridge, Hamilton Airport marketing manager Rebecca Corbett said the location of the EV stations will help support the development of the area.
“With the continued growth and development of Titanium Park, the innovative business park adjoining Hamilton Airport, it’s exciting to see this technology being installed so close by. Electric vehicles are becoming more and more prevalent and it’s great that our local business community will have access to the new charging stations at Mystery Creek” said Corbett.
The installation of the EV stations were jointly sponsored by Waipa Networks and Hyundai NZ, with both organisations invested in ensuring that access to stations is readily available across the region.
The charging stations are available for use between 9.00am and 5pm weekdays.