EO Charging is a leading UK-based provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions. Today they announced the signing of a distribution agreement with YHI Energy to deliver domestic and commercial charging products to the rapidly growing EV market in New Zealand.
This is EO’s first distribution partnership in the region and will focus initially on EO’s home charging products, before offering fleet charging solutions in the second half of 2022.
EO’s expansion into New Zealand is bolstered by the new ‘clean car’ government incentives introduced last year, which have fuelled significant growth in the number of EVs hitting New Zealand roads.
In 2021, sales of electrified vehicles (including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and dedicated EVs) grew by 94% year-on-year in New Zealand compared to 2020, with sales of dedicated EVs alone increasing by a remarkable 344% year-on-year.
YHI will distribute a wide range of products from EO’s portfolio, including the business’ fleet charging solution which will be available from the second half of 2022.
The company’s products and services include:
- Home charging: EO Mini and EO Mini Pro 2 – the world’s smallest smart home charger, designed for space and energy-conscious drivers.
- Commercial charging: EO Genius – Fast AC charge points designed for return-to depot fleets, workplaces and commercial environments.
- EO Cloud: Hardware agnostic charge point management software that gives business owners full control of their charging infrastructure for fleets, workplaces, car parks and charging destinations.
The electric vehicle market in New Zealand has historically lagged behind global trends but is now about to hit a tipping point. It’s critical that country-wide electrification is not stalled by a lack of charging infrastructure, both for everyday EV drivers and forward-thinking businesses.
Our charging solutions are already used by some of Europe’s largest car, van, truck and bus fleets, allowing us to bring invaluable insight to this growing market. YHI is renowned for its comprehensive product offering and local market knowledge, making them an ideal partner to help EO capture the increasing demand for our services here.”Sam Steele, Managing Director, APAC, EO Charging.
We are very excited to represent the strong EO offering in New Zealand & The Pacific Islands. The EO product range is a great addition to our portfolio, allowing both residential and commercial customers access to some of the best featured charging stations on the market.
The EO Hub and EO Cloud platform tie together our whole range of products and put YHI in a strong position to service all of the differing requirements in our market.said Aaron Gillon, Divisional Manager, YHI Energy.
Founded in 2014, EO is doing well with commercial charging internationally, having delivered return-to-home and return-to-depot charging solutions for Amazon, DHL and Tesco.