17 Jan 2024

Road user charges a potential EV deterrent

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 17 January 2024

The government has announced EV and plug-in hybrid car owners will now pay road user charges starting on the first of April.

Transport minister Simeon Brown says it's a transition towards 'fairness and equity'.

But there are concerns among the EV industry that paying road user charges and the scrapping of the clean car discount will provide a road-block to EV ownership for many.

Kirsten Corson, chair of industry group Drive Electric, spoke to Charlotte Cook.