In February 2021, The Climate Change Commission released its first package of advice to the government to help Aotearoa New Zealand transition to a thriving, climate-resilient, and low emissions future. They tested their advice via a public consultation to make sure it is “relevant, usable and realistic”.
The Commission’s draft advice relates to many aspects of the economy. Therefore, Drive Electric surveyed its members, with a particular focus on member views as they relate to decarbonising transport and supporting the uptake of Electric Vehicles (we also captured other relevant comments, beyond our questions).
Drive Electric collated the views of members and used this to inform our submission to the Climate Change Commission (and our ongoing engagement with the government). This was submitted on 28th March 2021. You can read our submission here to gain further insight into our member views and our position as an organisation focused on making electric vehicle ownership in New Zealand mainstream.