14 Jun 2021

National Party vows to fight government car feebate

From Morning Report, 8:11 am on 14 June 2021

The government's new 'clean car package' is intended to help decrease greenhouse gas emissions to meet a 2050 carbon neutral target but it has been labelled an unfair "car tax" in disguise by the National Party.

Rebates will be introduced from next month for people who purchase newly-imported new and second hand electric vehicles, while there are extra fees on high emission vehicles.

National Party transport spokesman Michael Woodhouse says his party will fight the move "every step of the way".

He spoke to Philippa Tolley.