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Reducing transport emissions is a big part of what Auckland must do to take action on climate change. Auckland’s goal is to reduce carbon emissions from transport by 64% by 2030. To help meet this goal, the Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway (TERP) aims for 32% of journeys to be made in electric vehicles by 2030.

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The Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway

Transport is Auckland's biggest source of climate-changing pollution and accounts for over 40% of the Auckland's emissions. 86% of emissions come from road transport.

To help combat this, Auckland’s goal is to reduce transport carbon emissions by 64% by 2030. To help meet this goal, Auckland Council Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway (TERP) aims for 32% of journeys to be made in electric vehicles by 2030.

AT supports the TERP by providing electric vehicle (EV) charging at parking buildings around Auckland and facilitating charging facilities of e-bikes and e-micromobility. AT is also considering accepting encroachment licence applications for EV charging facilities in the road corridor.

EV charging locations for bikes

Private e-bike charging operators, such as Locky Dock, provide locations for e-bike charging across Auckland, with a downloadable app (the Bikeep app) to help find locations.

EV charging locations for cars

Public electric car charging is available at many locations in Auckland on private property, in retail areas outside cafes and at destinations many people travel to every day.

EVRoam provided by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), is a live database of EV charging infastructure. It collects real-time information from all safe and monitored public charge points around New Zealand, and freely distributes it through various apps and websites. This lets EV drivers know the charger location and availability. For chargers with automated data, it also shows if the charger is available to use or in use. This means drivers can confidently plan their journey.

EV charging in AT carparks

AT has installed EV chargers at Council owned carparks around the city. You can now park and charge while out and about.

Bring-your-own cables

You will need to bring your own Type 2 cable to use any of the EV chargers. Visit the Waka Kotahi (NZTA) website to find out more about charging cables.

AT car park location Number of AC Chargers Detail

Downtown car park, Auckland City Centre (level 6)


AC (regular) charging provided by ChargeNet (payment required).

Users need to bring their own Type 2 cable and sign up for a ChargeNet account. Normal parking fees apply, as well as cost of charging.

To start the charger, you can use:

  • the free ChargeNet app
  • a ChargeNet fob
  • the ChargeNet website.

Fanshawe Street car park, Auckland City Centre


Victoria Street car park, Auckland City Centre


Civic car park, Auckland City Centre


Symonds Street car park, Auckland City Centre


Pompallier Terrace car park, Ponsonby


Pilkington Road car park, Panmure


Ronwood Avenue car park, Manukau


McCrae Way car park, New Lynn


Jellicoe Street car park, Wynyard Quarter


AC (regular) charging provided by Mercury Energy (free). Users need to bring their own Type 2 cable.

Downtown car park, Auckland City Centre (ground level)


Devonport Wharf


AC (regular) charging provided by Auckland Transport.

There is no fee to charge, but you need to use your AT HOP card to activate charging.

Users need to bring their own Type 2 cable.

Electric power cables across footpaths

The Activities in the Road Corridor Bylaw 2022 prohibits any electrical cable or wire originating on private property to overhang or cross any part of the road corridor (such as the footpath or the berm) for the purposes of charging EVs or other electric devices.

It is not safe to run a power cable from private property to a car parked in a public place, such as on the street, on the road berm or on a vehicle crossing. Cables across footpaths create tripping hazards (even with a covering mat) especially for children, the elderly or people with mobility and visual issues. The risk is highest at night when many people want to charge their EVs and visibility is poor. Therefore, we recommend charging your EV at home (on private property such as in a garage, carport), at work or at a public charger.

Installing public EV charging equipment

In AT carparks or other AT facilities:

AT is not currently seeking to install more EV chargers in our parking buildings or facilities. An open procurement will be initiated if additional chargers are to be installed.

On-street or on public property (footpaths etc)

AT is not currently accepting applications for public EV encroachment licences. Contact for more information or to be notified when applications open.