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Consultation opens on EV charging strategy

The Ministry of Transport and MBIE are running a consultation on a draft Electric Vehicle charging strategy: Charging Our Future.

The strategy sets out the Government’s long-term strategic vision for Aotearoa New Zealand’s national Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure system.

The vision is for Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure to support EV uptake by being accessible, affordable, convenient, secure, and reliable, MBIE said in a statement.

“Electrifying New Zealand’s transport fleet is an important step towards a zero-carbon future. The Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) sets New Zealand’s commitment to increase zero-emission vehicles to 30% of the light vehicle fleet and reduce emissions from freight transport by 35% by 2035,” it said.

“The Strategy will help us meet these targets by ensuring access to charging infrastructure is not a barrier to EV uptake.

“The strategy builds on recent transport decarbonisation policies and sets more ambitious goals.”

Consultation is open until 11 May 2023.

To have your say, visit the Ministry of Transport website:

Consultation hub(external link) — Te Manatū Waka | Ministry of Transport

More information about energy efficiency and decarbonisation can be found on MBIE’s website: Low emissions economy

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