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TLC Fast Charger in Ohakune

EECA funding to boost TLC’s EV highway

30 July 2021

The Lines Company (TLC) has successfully secured funding from the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA) to install three new 50kW fast chargers in the coming year.

The funding from EECA will mean TLC can install three new fast EV charging units on the network, to be installed in Whakamaru, Piopio and Waitomo.

TLC has plenty of EV charging stations across the network, with the number of fast-charging units set to grow from three to six – bringing the total number of EV units on the network to 48 by June 2022.

TLC GM of Network Mike Fox says the funding from the Energy Efficiency & Conservative Authority is appreciated and will go towards equipping the King Country with fast EV chargers in pivotal locations.

“Having the three new fast chargers installed will bolster accessibility through the greater King Country region, with the furthest distance between any two EV chargers becoming 70km.”

“Installing the fast chargers will ensure we keep up with increasing EV demand and deliver shorter charging times as more and more people choose to drive electric or hybrid vehicles in our region.”

The fast chargers are designed for optimum charging over a period of 15 to 30 minutes, depending on battery level and the vehicle.

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