Orion provides the electricity distribution infrastructure that powers more than 202,000 households and businesses in Christchurch, Banks Peninsula and central Canterbury. Its network extends over 8,000 square kilometres from the Waimakariri in the north to the Rakaia River in the south; from the Canterbury coast to Arthur’s Pass.

Orion is community owned and returns its profits to the region through the company’s two shareholders - Christchurch City Council, through its subsidiary Christchurch City Holdings Ltd, and Selwyn District Council.

Orion has launched its EV Experience which helps people experience the benefits of carbon-free travel, and encourages Canterbury’s transport sustainability.

Through its partnership with The Chamber, Orion is offering Chamber members one of the latest electric vehicles to use for two weeks, for FREE. Members can find out more and book their free test-drive here.

Paul Deavoll, Orion General Manager Customer and Stakeholder first launched the EV Experience at Inspire Canterbury 2019, check out the video here.


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