BMW New Zealand has continued its expansion of public charging locations with the unveiling of its new 22kW wallboxes at The Heke, 64 Onetangi Rd, Onetangi. The Heke is a restaurant, brewery and distillery located on Waiheke Island.
This follows installation of such chargers by BMW at golf clubs, luxury resorts and hotels across the North and South Islands.
The Heke venue takes a particular focus on sustainability – it is certified by Qualmark – in all aspects of its business, as does BMW so the fit is good.
The Heke tries to avoid single-use products, composts 100 per cent of food waste, is heavily into recycling with on-site sorting, sources as many ingredients as possible from its own gardens and also buys goods locally where possible.
Meantime, BMW New Zealand is commiting to offering further charging options for EV owners throughout the country. Several golf clubs and resorts now have Generation 3 BMW Wallbox chargers installed for the convenience not only of BMW customers but also other-brand EV owners.
BMW New Zealand currently offers 10 fully electric variants and by Q3 this year, two more will be available, one of these being the iX2 crossover.
The company commenced a partnership with EV charge point operator JOLT to aid the rollout of fast charging options across the nation. Moreover, BMW supplies a Generation 3 BMW Wallbox with every purchase of a new fully electric BMW model.
Registrations of new BMW BEVs in New Zealand were up by 47 per cent in 2023.