$120m for EV charging a real win, says Z Energy
EV Charging May 18, 2023
Z Energy (Z) welcomes the Government’s $120 million targeted EV funding package as part of the Wellbeing Budget 2023.
As one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s major EV charging providers, Z is already working at scale and pace to build a network of on-the-go charging infrastructure at our retail service stations. The energy company believes this targeted funding will support major charging providers to accelerate critical charging infrastructure that is needed across the country.
“Z is already leveraging its existing network of service stations to build an EV charging network for Aotearoa and plans to have EV chargers available across 20 percent of Z service stations by the end of this year,” says Lindis Jones, Z’s CEO.
“A scaled domestic EV charging network that enables accessible, affordable, convenient, and reliable charging solutions to meet the needs of drivers now and into the future is core component of the transition to a low carbon economy.
“This targeted support, alongside a National EV Charging Strategy that is currently being developed, is a real win and will enable the private sector to collaborate with Government to progress the delivery of EV infrastructure New Zealanders need.”
For businesses like Z to continue investing in and delivering private and public charging, the Government must also ensure the regulatory settings are fit-for-purpose and market failures are addressed.
Lindis continues, “we look forward to continuing to work constructively with Government as we work to address and resolve the barriers to the network roll-out and support New Zealanders through this energy transition.”
Kiri Shannon, Acting External Communications Manager — firstname.lastname@example.org 021 0234 4157