ŌCHT/Zilch EV scheme

We’ve got a subsidised electric car scheme for ŌCHT tenants.

We’ve teamed up with Zilch Car Sharing to provide two Nissan Leaf cars for tenants to use.

The cars are based at charging stations at Karoro Lane, off Hastings St East, in ŌCHT’s Brougham St community.

If you’re a tenant who is over the age of 21 with a full valid driver’s licence, you can join Zilch and start to use them.

The service is managed by Zilch – drop them a line if you have any questions.

What does it cost?

ŌCHT supplies the cars and subsidises the cost so ŌCHT  tenants won’t pay what other Zilch users do. The rates are:

  • $8 an hour
  • $25 overnight
  • $50 for 24 hours

Learn to use our Leafs

We run regular Have-a-Go sessions at Karoro Lane. You’ll find information about the latest session here.

You’ll learn all about driving our Leafs at the session – but you can do some study using this video produced by our partner EV City.

Quick links

Learn more about the ŌCHT/Zilch Car Sharing service on our website.

Want to chat? Call Zilch on 0800 2 ZILCH (0800 294 524)

E-vehicle Scheme

The Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust
61 Kilmore St,

Hours: 8.30 am-5.00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Postal: PO Box 53, Christchurch 8041