Bridges pushes NZ as 'most ready in the world' for electric cars

Wed, 04 Mar 2015

By Pattrick Smellie March 5 (BusinessDesk) - Transport and Energy Minister Simon Bridges has officials investigating ways to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles, although is ruling out incentives or subsidies in what he says is "the most EV-ready country in the world" because of New Zealand's very high proportion of electricity generated from renewable resources. Speaking to an energy conference in Auckland yesterday, Bridges said he had "tasked the Ministry of Transport to provide advice on whether the government can play a role i...

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