Considering an EV? The top three considerations for EV charging

Energy is often the last box to be ticked when it comes to EV ownership. Make sure you’re ahead of the curve and maximising value from day one with these considerations.

Congratulations on taking a step towards a greener and more sustainable future! As you embark on this exciting journey, it's important to remember that energy is a crucial factor often overlooked by potential EV owners. That's why we're here to guide you through the top three considerations for EV charging, ensuring you have all the information to unlock the full potential of EV ownership.

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When it comes to EV ownership, energy is often the last thing considered. We're here to guide you through the top three considerations for EV charging.

Consideration 1: Your energy plan

Energy plans are all different and designed to suit various lifestyles. Our most popular plan is the EV Plan, which is suited to people who charge overnight. It has up to 50% off our standard day rates from 9pm to 7am. It’s a lot easier charging up your EV – or making the most of high-consumption appliances – knowing you’re getting more bang for your buck.

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Consideration 2: Your home charging set up

Standard 3-pin home charging can be slow and inconvenient, so choosing the right home charging solution is crucial to maximizing your EV investment and benefiting from smart chargers:

  • cost savings through off-peak charging
  • faster, more efficient charging
  • grid-friendly charging to balance electricity demand
  • energy management and optimization.
Plugging in the EV

Consideration 3: Charging on the go

We understand that EV drivers won’t always be able to charge at home, so whether you’re heading on holiday or need to travel longer distances from time-to-time, we’ve got you covered with our public charging network, Zero.

We’ve already installed chargers in the Auckland, Wellington and the Canterbury regions at convenient locations with many more to come. Once completed, the Zero network will have over 200 chargers nationwide.

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Enjoy 6 months' worth of free charging on our EV Plan*

Including up to 50% off our standard day rates from 9pm to 7am, and price certainty for two years.^


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*Ts&Cs, break fees and eligibility criteria apply. Credit valued at $35/month and only available on our EV Plan.

^Cheaper charging is calculated comparing the night vs day rates on Meridian’s EV plan. Savings vary by network.