26 Sep 2023

More EVs hit the road but still just 2% of fleet

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 26 September 2023
Charging an electric vehicle. EV. Electric car.

Photo: Unsplash / Andrew Roberts

The light EV fleet has increased nine-and-a-half times in the last five years, according a report from the non profit organisation Drive Electric.

But EVs still make make up just two percent of the New Zealand fleet - so what's holding that back?

How does New Zealand's uptake compare with other countries?

And what other electrification of transport are we seeing? Kathryn speaks with Kirsten Corson, Drive Electric deputy chair.