One of the most significant ways to combat climate change is by converting our transport to electric. Meridian has been helping other businesses recognise not only the environment but also the cost-saving benefits that electric transport can bring. They are focusing heavily on rolling out public infrastructure to make using and charging electric vehicles easier.
Meridian partnered with Aotea Group on this 80k project to install charging stations in Christchurch, helping to further expand coverage of the electric vehicle charging network. Aotea Group's trade experts have had significant experience with the finer points of renewable energy.
The Aotea Group project management team supported Meridian through the process from the installation design and concept stages of four of the 22kw EV Publicine charging stations right through to managing the civil and building aspects of the project. This included the electrical install, test and commission of the site to make it ready for the public to access.
Aotea continues to look after the ongoing maintenance, annual certification and compliance of the chargers and have recently finished other Meridian charging stations in Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North, Te Anau, Franz Joseph and Mt Cook. Aotea are working with Meridian on numerous other sites nationally and looking forward to working with Meridian in doing our bit in reducing carbon emissions from road transport.
High renewable energy levels mean that the emission reduction benefits of electric vehicles in New Zealand are greater than in most other countries, producing 80 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions.