Wellington Electricity is conducting a trial to assess the home charging behaviours of EV owners* and how they affect demand for electricity. Those involved will help shape the future electricity lines prices for EV charging and assist with the adoption of EVs in New Zealand.
To participate, households must:
- Have one or more electric vehicles that they regularly charge at home
- Live in the area served by Wellington Electricity. This includes Wellington City, Hutt Valley, Wainuiomata, Eastbourne, Porirua, Mana, Plimmerton and Pukerua Bay.
- Have an ‘advanced’ electricity meter in their home (if you’re not sure, please complete the survey and we’ll check for you).
- Give permission for us to obtain the last 2 years of their household electricity consumption data from their past and current electricity retailer(s).
We'll provide information and practical advice on charging off peak, and see what effect this has on your electricity use. We'll also ask you to complete a survey asking about how you charge your EV, about your home, and your views on electricity pricing for EVs.
Your information will only be used for the purposes of the trial and will not be shared with anyone other than the consultants employed by Wellington Electricity for this project.
If you drive an EV that you charge at home, and are keen to be involved, please fill in the expression of interest form. You will be contacted soon after to confirm if you have been selected to participate and if so, you will be provided with further details. Gift cards will be sent to trial participants following the conclusion of the trial in October as thanks for their involvement.
Please share this link with anyone you know who might meet the criteria for this study and encourage them to apply:
Updates and further information will be posted to this page as the study progresses.
*Note: by ‘EV’ we mean full battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Regular hybrids that cannot be plugged in to an external source of electricity are excluded. For more information see: https://www.electricvehicles.govt.nz