Company · news4th May 2022

EO Charging Partners with YHI Energy to Bring Europe's Leading Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions to New Zealand

  • One of Europe’s leading EV charging providers is expanding its global presence to New Zealand

  • Distribution partnership agreement with YHI will help EO meet fast growing demand for electric vehicles, offering domestic and fleet charging products

  • EO’s charging solutions already support some of Europe’s biggest businesses including Amazon, DHL and Tesco

EO Charging has signed 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 per cent year-on-year in New Zealand compared to 2020, with sales of dedicated EVs alone increasing by a remarkable 344 per cent year-on-year.

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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. Products and services include:

  • Home charging: EO Mini and EO Mini Pro 2 – the world’s smallest smart home charger, designed for the 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.

Aaron Gillon, Divisional Manager, YHI Energy

Founded in 2014, EO brings significant experience to the region in both domestic and commercial charging, having delivered return-to-home and return-to-depot charging solutions for Amazon, DHL and Tesco.

Earlier this year, EO ranked on the FT1000 list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies for the second time in a row – one of only two companies in the top 50 to make the list back-to-back. EO was recognised as the 10th fastest growing company in the UK, and the 11th fastest growing of all technology companies included on the list.

About EO:

EO Charging (EO) is a leading technology solutions provider in the EV sector. EO deploys EV charging stations, hardware-agnostic cloud-based software, electrical installation, grid upgrades and ongoing service and maintenance for fleets. EO also provides this end-to-end solution for fleets that require mission critical infrastructure.

Founded in 2014, EO’s technology is used by a number of the world’s largest businesses and fleet operators and it now distributes to over 35 countries around the world. It aims to become the global leader in charging electric van, truck, bus and car fleets.

To learn more, please visit www.EOcharging.com and follow us @EOCharging on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About YHI Energy

YHI Energy is a division of YHI (New Zealand) Ltd, established in Auckland, New Zealand in 1995, a subsidiary of YHI International Ltd and has both Singaporean and New Zealand ownership. With our two primary divisions Automotive and Energy, YHI (New Zealand) Ltd is committed to innovation, sustainability and bringing the very best brands from around the world to our local markets. Our distribution network includes branches in 8 locations throughout New Zealand, giving us the best distribution network of any wholesaler in the industry.  

YHI Energy has been involved in the EV industry since its inception in New Zealand, providing charging solutions for the country’s first significant corporate fleet in 2015. Since then, YHI Energy has gone on to provide charging solutions and advice to many fleets, property developers, installers and wholesalers throughout the country. The YHI Energy EV Charging range consists of 5 exclusive brands, ranging from 7kW – 800kW, the most diverse range of product available under one roof and supported by a dedicated team of local experts. 

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