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Last modified: 24 Jan 2023 9:39am

EV chargers

Electric vehicle (EV) motorists will be able to recharge at even more places in Selwyn this year, with 17 new Zero charging stations being installed at Council sites by Meridian Energy.

Meridian will install these chargers in car parks at West Melton Community Centre, Tennyson Street in the Rolleston Town Centre, Prebbleton’s Kakaha Park, Lincoln Events Centre, and the Selwyn Aquatic Centre. They will form part of the Zero public charging network, one of the largest networks in New Zealand with over 85 charging stations already in operation.

Group Manager Infrastructure and Property Murray Washington says the stations will provide greater access for EV drivers.

“Council has been working closely with power providers to build up the district’s network of public EV chargers. We’re pleased more options will be available around our townships for a more robust network.”

The chargers will join Selwyn’s existing network of public EV charging stations at Arthur’s Pass, Castle Hill, Dunsandel, Leeston and Lincoln. The new chargers are on track to be finished by April 2023.

Four chargers are now available at Foster Park, they can be found on the Meridian Zero app.

For more information on Zero and to download the app, head to