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The new Tesla Model 3 at the PAK'nSAVE Petone Electric Vehicle Charger

PAK’nSAVE Petone ‘buzzes’ thanks to new EV chargers

Electric vehicles (EVs) are buzzing into PAK’nSAVE Petone thanks to the installation of two new Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers.

Aimed at promoting the use of Electric Vehicles they will be officially launched at the Hutt City Council supported EV Meetup, Drives and Charger Celebration on Sunday 22 September, during Drive Electric Week.

Hutt City Council’s Manager of Sustainability and Resilience Jörn Scherzer said that electric vehicles play a key role in reducing emissions in the transport sector.

“Last year council set an organisational target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 and making changes like embracing electric vehicles is a step in the right direction.”

“Next year we will start work on a zero carbon plan for the city. Initiatives like the new fast charging stations at Foodstuffs sites are key to helping the community to make the switch to electric vehicles. We applaud PAK’nSAVE Petone for their work.”

Foodstuffs’ EV project manager and electric car advocate Sigurd Magnusson is excited about the launch of the Electric Chargers during Drive Electric Week.

“The single most effective thing we can do to get people to consider EVs is to have that opportunity to see them, to talk to people, or to see how they could use one.

“It’s really cool to see so many people, companies and even government support the use of EV’s. Government is even keen to back the use of EVs with a proposed feebate which might make them cheaper.

“For twenty years we have been getting more butts in seats and universally the reaction is – Oh goodness it’s just like a REAL car – they totally are, and in many cases they’re better.“

National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.

EV Meetup, Drives, Charger Celebration
Sunday 22 September, 11am – 12pm
PAK’nSAVE Petone
114-124 Jackson Street,
Petone 5012,
New Zealand

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