14 Jun 2021

Decarbonising NZ's ageing vehicle fleet

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:17 pm on 14 June 2021

Yesterday the Government announced a rebate scheme for electric and hybrid vehicles. From the 1st of July people buying new electric and hybrid vehicles will be able to get up to $8625 back buyers of a used imported vehicle with low-emissions will be able to get up to $3450 back. The scheme will be funded through levies on high-emissions vehicles from 1 January 2022.

The move is being praised by proponents of electric vehicles, but what impact will it have in the short to medium term. Jesse is joined by the Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Council Mike Burrell to discuss the impact the scheme may have. 

loading an electric car

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