7 Feb 2024

Hybrid EV owners trying to remove plugs to avoid road user charges

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 7 February 2024

The owners of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are looking into removing the electric plugs, to avoid the Government's new road user charges.

One owner in rural Marlborough says if he doesn't, it won't be financially viable to run his car.

The government's coalition agreement has one solution to even the playing field, but there's no indication of when it will happen.

Climate Change Correspondent Eloise Gibson reports.