New Zealand puts more emphasis on electric vehicles

New Zealand’s government said Tuesday it was introducing new measures aimed at increasing the number of electric vehicles on the nation’s roads. The government said the number of electric vehicles on the road was high, but more progress was needed to meet national goals. Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Natural Resources Minister Judith Collins unveiled new measures that would spread levy funding across more activities for the greatest gain. “We think there are opportunities to improve New Zealand’s energy productivity and reduce emissions by focusing on the transport and industrial sectors in addition to electricity efficiency,” Collins said in a statement . The International Energy Agency found substantial gains in the sale and construction of the infrastructure needed to support a broader […]

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