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Waitomo and WEL Networks launch innovative EV partnership
Working in partnership with Waikato electricity distributor WEL Networks, we’ve installed our first rapid electric vehicle (EV) charger on a Waitomo Fuel Stop.
Located on our Mystery Creek Fuel Stop, the charger is compatible with any electric vehicle and quick to use. Customers can charge their EV for free from low to 80 per cent battery in around 20 minutes. – compared to a standard charger which takes around four hours.
Waitomo Managing Director Jimmy Ormsby says it makes sense that two innovative Waikato business support each other.
“While some might see EV vehicles as competition to our fuel business, we simply see it as complimentary. Often EV drivers have a second car for longer distance journeys. We’re all about offering Kiwis competition and choice, and by installing an EV charger, we can make Waitomo a one-stop Fuel Stop for all their needs.”
Installation of the rapid charger has been partly funded through an Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority grant to grow WEL’s electric vehicle network, which now stretches across the Waikato from Hamilton to Hampton Downs, Te Kauwhata and Raglan.
“WEL’s a great Waikato business that’s passionate about supporting communities in the Waikato region like Waitomo, so if we can support them with their EV strategy, we’re stoked to be able to do that.”
With Waitomo’s network of more than 60 Fuel Stops expanding quickly, there are opportunities to install more EV chargers at Waitomo sites in the future.
Waitomo’s arrival disrupts the capital’s fuel market
Waitomo has disrupted the capital’s fuel market, with the opening of their first central Wellington site in Tinakori.
Hot on the heels of Waitomo’s first site opening in Upper Hutt where prices across all brands have plummeted by over 20 cents per litre since May, Waitomo’s arrival in central Wellington will create much-needed competition and choice in the city. Wellingtonians have been paying some of country’s highest fuel prices, but that’s about to change.
Waitomo Managing Director Jimmy Ormsby says the opening has been a long time coming for Wellingtonians who pay higher fuel prices than other regions.
“Waitomo may be a small Kiwi-owned and operated company, but our arrival in the capital will create big waves in the local fuel market. Watch what a little competition and choice does to the price you pay at the pump from now on”.
“In Upper Hutt, we saw competitors dropping their price before we had even pumped a single litre of fuel. We have seen this already in central Wellington and look forward to seeing our Waitomo effect spreading throughout the region”.
“Our everyday low Waitomo price means more cash in Kiwi’s pockets for groceries, for power, to put a little away for what they need. That means plenty of savings being pumped back into the local economy too,” Mr Ormsby says.
“The Waitomo team is stoked to be Wellington’s petrol price disruptor. Kiwis in the capital deserve a fairer price for their fuel like everyone else.”
Located at 24-26 Hutt Road, the unmanned 24-hour Fuel Stop will offer retail and commercial customers Unleaded 91, Premium 95, and Diesel. As with all new Waitomo Fuel Stops, vapour recovery technology has been installed on the site – a state-of-the-art system that sucks petrol vapour that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere back into the pump.
Wellington City Mayor Justin Lester officially opened the site, and Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Hon Kris Faafoi also attended the opening. The winner of Waitomo’s Facebook competition for $1,000 free fuel was the first to fuel up, before the site opened to the public at 12pm.
Waitomo has also announced it’ll open its first Christchurch site later this year, delivering long-awaited price competition to the South Island.
We’ve been blown away by the response we’ve received from Wellingtonians. Jimmy and the team want to say a big thank you for all the support – we’re stoked that our everyday low Waitomo price is helping Kiwis put more in their pockets for everyday needs.
Tinakori Fuel Stop – 24-26 Hutt Road, offers Unleaded 91, Premium 95 and Diesel. Accepts EFTPOS, credit card and our Waitomo Fuel Card.
Waitomo stirs up Wellington fuel prices
Waitomo has entered the Wellington fuel market, with the opening of their Upper Hutt Fuel Stop.
As the region’s only low-cost operator, Waitomo’s entry brings much-needed competition and choice to the capital, where Kiwis have been paying some of New Zealand’s highest fuel prices.
As part of its national network expansion plans, the Hamilton-based fuel supplier will open a second Wellington site in Tinakori by mid-July.
Waitomo Managing Director Jimmy Ormsby says opening in Wellington marks an important milestone for the 100 percent Kiwi-owned and operated business.
“We’ve sure stirred things up with our arrival. Motorists down here have been hurting at the pump for too long, and we’re stoked to put that right,” Mr Ormsby says.
“From the huge response we’ve had, you can tell what this means to Upper Hutt motorists. Not bad for a small Waikato third-generation family business to be Wellington’s petrol price disruptor.”
Located at 1066 Fergusson Drive, the unmanned 24-hour Fuel Stop will offer retail and commercial customers Unleaded 91, Premium 95, and Diesel. GoClear, a diesel exhaust fluid, is also available to diesel vehicle users.
As with all new Waitomo Fuel Stops, the pumps on site are fitted with vapour recovery technology, a system not widely used in New Zealand that sucks petrol vapour that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere back into the pump.
To mark the opening, kaumatua from Ōrongomai Marae blessed the site at 11am, followed by the official opening at 12pm, including Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy. The winner of Waitomo’s “fill up on us” competition was the first to fuel up, and take away $1,000 in free fuel.
“My grandfather would be a proud man. More than 70 years on, we’re still what we’ve always been – Kiwis fueling Kiwis with fairer prices. That’s our everyday low Waitomo price.”
Waitomo has been overwhelmed by the welcome we have been receiving from the Upper Hutt community. Jimmy and the team wanted to say a massive thank you for all the support from our opening, it is moving to know we are making a difference to Kiwis by offering our every day low Waitomo price.
Upper Hutt Fuel Stop – 1066 Fergusson Drive, offers Unleaded 91, Premium 95, Diese and GoClear. Accepts EFTPOS, credit card and our Waitomo Fuel Card.