7th April 2021
INDUSTRY CALLS FOR CROSS-PARTY SUPPORT TO DRIVE ELECTRIC REVOLUTION
Wednesday 7th April, AUCKLAND:
“We want to see parties agree to set 2030 as the end date for importing fossil fuel-powered vehicles. That will bring us into line with other countries, including other right-hand drive markets like the UK. The alternative is hugely problematic; New Zealand could become a dumping ground for other countries’ old petrol vehicles.
“Ambitious goals need to be supported with strong policy. We’re calling on Parliament to introduce incentives for EVs to encourage Kiwis to make the switch, alongside emissions standards, and major improvements in active and public transport. Other countries have progressive subsidy programmes. The US, for example, is about to bring in a $7,500 federal credit on top of state-level incentives.
For more information, contact:
Drive Electric Chairman, Mark Gilbert, 021 972 244 email@example.com