29 Aug 2019

Treasury rubbishes ‘feebate’ scheme for electric vehicles

From Morning Report, 7:36 am on 29 August 2019

Treasury officials have rubbished the government's "feebate" scheme aimed at promoting sales of electric vehicles, warning it will have an infinitesimal effect on carbon emissions over two decades.

But the Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter says Treasury is "wrong" and its approach "totally untenable". RNZ Deputy Political Editor Craig McCulloch reports.