NZ Emissions Discount Plan announcement

NZ Emissions Discount Plan announcement


Press launch

16 Might 2022


The Emissions Discount Plan launched in the present day confirms the way forward for mobility in New Zealand will likely be electrical.

Drive Electrical Chair Mark Gilbert says, “In case you watch the worldwide automotive market – we’ve been seeing for a while that EV know-how will exchange petrol and diesel automobiles. This will likely occur sooner than you may suppose.

“Drive Electrical welcomes the Emissions Discount Plan launched in the present day by the Authorities. Nonetheless, the time for speaking is now nicely over. It’s time to get on with executing the plan and eradicating emissions from transport.

“As such, we’d like to see broad help throughout parliament for the transport provisions on this plan to create certainty for enterprise and customers.

“Many of the producers have made some type of dedication to going fully electrical as have many nations, together with the UK. At present indicators that New Zealand desires to be a part of that transition, and keep away from turning into a dumping floor for soiled second-hand automobiles from different markets.

“This makes a lot sense for a rustic with our entry to renewable vitality. EVs will drive down the prices of proudly owning a automobile and provides New Zealand extra vitality independence. The world round us in the present day exhibits how necessary that will likely be.

“We’re happy to see different key initiatives that now we have been advocating for are included within the plan:

  • The completion of a nationwide charging infrastructure technique
  • A automobile scrappage scheme
  • A social leasing programme
  • And the investigation of extending the Clear Automobile Low cost to different automobile varieties.

Some key stats:

  • In New Zealand proper now there are greater than 70 fashions of latest EVs accessible.
  • EV registrations are up 38% from final 12 months (March 2021 to March 2022).
  • In April, 39% of all automobiles bought have been an EV, PHEV or a hybrid. (MIA, Might 2022)
  • Globally, greater than $400 billion has been invested within the EV sector within the final decade. (McKinsey, April 2022).

Go to: www.driveelectric.org.nz



For extra info, contact:

Drive Electrical Chairman, Mark Gilbert, 021 972 244 mark@driveelectric.org.nz


James Walker – Communications and Technique Guide, james@driveelectric.org.nz

 About Drive Electrical

Drive Electrical is a not-for-profit membership organisation with one aim – Mainstreaming e-mobility to help New Zealand’s low-carbon future.

We have been established in 2011, and since then have develop into the main voice on e-mobility uptake in New Zealand. We’re an unbiased, apolitical voice.

Drive Electrical has a membership of over fifty main organisations representing the convergence of the e-mobility ecosystem: finance, automotive, infrastructure, vitality and authorities. Our membership consists of ABB NZ, Arup, Audi, Autolink, Baker Tilly Staples Rodway, Bentley, BMW NZ, BNZ, Cost Internet, Chargemaster, Contact Power, Customized Fleet, Citroen, Critchlow Geospatial, EECA, Electrify, EO Charging, Eurotec, Evnex, FleetPartners, Ford, Fullers, Giltrap Group, Go Leases, GVI Electrical, Hyundai, IntDevice, Jaguar, JET Cost, JOLT Charging, Katson Imports, Kings Plant Barn, Lamborghini, Land Rover, LeasePlan, Lexus, Maritime EV, Mercury, Meridian Power, Mitsubishi Motors NZ, Mevo, Nissan, Opel, OptiFleet, Orix, Peugeot, Polestar, Porsche, PowerCo, Renault, Retyna, Seachange, SG Fleet, Singer Electrical, Form Group, Skoda, Spartan, STILL, Tesla, THL, Toyota, Vector, VIA, Volvo, Volkswagen, Waste Administration, Wedgewood White, Westpac NZ, YHI, Zilch and Zurich Insurance coverage.


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