Standard wall socket 8-10 amp
With a standard charging cable, you can plug a car right into a wall socket. You probably already have one of these in a garage. Only use charging cables that came with your vehicle, and don't use extension cords or plug adapters. These are used for overnight charging, and take approximately 10-18 hours per 100km of charge.
Outdoor socket 15 amp
These kinds of sockets are typically found outside, but you can also have one installed inside your garage or other suitable place. These sockets are typically used for slow charging, and take approximately 5-6 hours per 100km of charge.
You can have dedicated wall mounted charging stations installed in your garage or on the side of your home. They're also found in public areas or service stations.
They typically have a cable attached or use a general socket and are used specifically for electric cars. A single phase charger, depending on the car and charging station takes approximately 3-6 hours per 100km of charge. A three phase charger, depending on the car and charging station takes under 1 hour per 100km of charge.
A DC charger, depending on the car and charging station takes 10-25 minutes per 100km of charge.
EECA have calculated that the fuel running cost of an EV is the equivalent of paying $0.30/L, or approximately 15% of the cost of running an equivalent sized petrol vehicle. EECA’s 30 cents per litre is an estimate based on the fuel running cost of an EV compared to a similarly sized petrol engine car, and will vary.
Here is a link to a handy calculator that you can use to compare your regular vehicle running costs to an EV https://ecotricity.co.nz/electricvehicles/calculator/
You can also visit charge.net.nz to find location information about their current and future fast charger units around New Zealand.
An EV is still required to have a WOF so it is a great idea to get this done at the same time.