Holiday parks lead the charge with electric vehicles

Britz at Hahei Holiday Resort

Throughout New Zealand, 24 electric vehicle chargers have been installed in holiday parks to encourage holiday-goers to use electric vehicles.

Across 14 holiday parks in the North Island and another 10 in the South Island, 22kw AC chargers are now available.

“We see this as an important step in providing services for our visitors, whether they be international or domestic,” said Fergus Brown, chief executive of Holiday Parks New Zealand.

“As the available electric vehicle fleet in New Zealand grows, many Kiwis will be using these vehicles to get away for a holiday. Holiday parks want to be part of a sustainable approach to operating in the tourism industry, and it will be encouraging to see these chargers used.”

The initiative is a joint project with Tourism Holdings Ltd (thl) and has received partial funding from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.