Yoogo Share’s Hyundai IONIQs and BMW i3s have up to 200km range on a single charge, so if you’re planning on doing a lot of kilometers (or using Air Conditioning/heating during your booking) you might need to charge up. Here’s some pro-tips to help make you an EV charging expert:
The actual distance you’ll be able to travel on a a single charge depends on your driving style, load weight and use of AC and heaters. If you want to get maximum range, keep use of AC to a minimum and switch driving style into Eco Mode.
Charging at Yoogo Share hubs
All Yoogo Share hubs except Christchurch Airport have AC charging units with cables attached to fit both the BMW i3 and the Hyundai Ioniq.
Yoogo Share AC chargers can take up to 3hrs to get to 80% charge.
You can use Yoogo Share chargers at any time during your booking, from the hub you collected the car from.
Drivers plug Yoogo Share cars in to charge when return them, to juice them up for the next driver.
If you jump into a car that doesn’t have enough charge for your trip, give us a call and we’ll swap you into another car that’s got more range.
If you can’t unplug a charging cable from a car, lock and unlock it again and it should release. There’s a 10 second window on the Hyundai IONIQs to get the cable out before it locks into the vehicle again.
On the road
New Zealand is becoming well equipped with EV charging units, with an ever growing number of free and paid charging units all around the country.
Plan your journey on PlugShare to find charging units along your route.
Free AC charging units usually require a BYO Type2 charging cable. All Yoogo Share Hyundai IONIQs have a Type2 cable in the boot. If you're heading away on a long trip and plan on using free public chargers, always make sure there's a Type 2 cable in the boot. AC charging can take up to 3hrs to get to 80% charge. Free Orion Public Chargers in Canterbury can be activated with a Yoogo Share access card.
Paid fast chargers (DC) have charging cables attached so there's no need to bring your own. Sign up to ChargeNet before you head away on trips out of town to use their network of paid public chargers. DC charging takes about 30 mins to get to 80% charge.
Charging at home
If your a member of The Club or are taking a car home on an overnight booking, you may want to charge up at home to make sure the car is returned to the hub with enough charge for the next driver.
3-pin chargers are in the boot of all Yoogo Share cars. You can use these chargers to plug into any standard household plug.
These chargers are best for overnight charging as a full charge can take up to 15 hours.
Never use an extension cable when charging.