National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand : Military History & Army War Museum

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Launched at Museum

Official opening on 18 July 2017

The National Army Museum Te Mata Toa is embracing the future of transport in New Zealand with the opening of an electric vehicle (EV) charging station on 18 July 2017. The station is New Zealand’s first dual fast charge electric vehicle station outside Auckland and was launched by leading American EV advocate Chelsea Sexton. 

Provided by ChargeNet NZ and Powerco, the charging station is part of a wider national infrastructure being built around the country to enable EV user independence. The public network will allow owners to charge their vehicles while away from home or traveling long distance.

Located in the SH1 car park at the National Army Museum, the stations are capable of charging any car equipped for DC charging. Recharging takes up to 30 minutes as a result of ChargeNet NZ’s Rapid DC Chargers. 

“The National Army Museum is committed to a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly future so it was a logical step to provide a car charging facility at the museum,” says Museum Director Tracy Puklowski.

“We are the perfect place to stop when travelling through the North Island and users will have a chance to explore the museum’s galleries and visit Home Fire Cafe while they wait.”

The charger’s installation coincides with a $2.5 million upgrade of the National Army Museum, which includes a new exhibitions gallery, council-run iSITE and expanded retail gift shop.