5 Nov 2015

Greens call for tax-breaks for electric car usage

12:05 pm on 5 November 2015

The Green Party says it wants to give tax breaks to businesses who buy electric cars for staff.

It announced the policy this morning on the steps of Parliament.

The party said that a dramatic increase in the number of electric cars in New Zealand would pave the way for a second-hand market, making them more affordable.

It also wants to give tax breaks to employers who provide staff with public transport passes to get to and from work.

Transport spokesperson Julie-Anne Genter said removing fringe benefit tax from electric vehicles for seven years was an easy way of incentivising people to go electric.