Work has started on the installation of new Hikotron electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Te Awamutu, to support the growing number of electric vehicles in Waipā. The two alternating current (AC) chargers will be installed in the car park of the Te Awamutu Events Centre facing Mahoe Street and will provide four user-pays charging spaces for the community.
Council’s Transportation Manager Bryan Hudson said it was great to see the much-needed EV chargers being installed in the district with the increase in EV usage.
To use the chargers, EV drivers will need to download the Hikotron mobile app from Google Play or the Apple Store. After scanning the QR code on the chargers, users can plug in their vehicle, and tap on ‘Start charging’ to begin. Charging cables are locked in until the user elects to ‘end charge’ so they can’t be unplugged while users are away.
The Hikotron app also allows users to locate the nearest available charger, monitor how much power is being drawn while charging, and make payments. The app works across all chargers in the growing Hikotron public network. For more information visit Hikotron