Govt announces Clean Car Package to drive down emissions by increasing uptake of low-emission vehicles
The Government is taking action to increase the uptake of low-emission cars by implementing rebates for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
In a press release on Sunday morning, the Government announced its Clean Car Package, in line with the advice of the Climate Change Commission, to drive down New Zealand’s emissions. The package includes a range of measures to help New Zealand meet its 2050 carbon neutral target.
The country is “playing catch up internationally” due to our lower uptake of electric vehicles (EVs), Transport Minister Michael Wood said on Sunday. New Zealand’s monthly registrations of EVs are around half