Clean car scheme in a $224m 'hole' before rejig

Clean car scheme in a $224m 'hole' before rejig
Federated Farmers says farmers are subsidising wealthy Tesla owners. (Image: Getty)
Brent Melville
The government's feebate scheme has operated as advertised, helping push the take-up of lower emission cars with the general buying public.But the automotive industry is now calling into question the need to sink another $100 million into selling something that's already been bought, and that it could better spend the money on supporting infrastructure.That's on the back of a recently released long-term charging network strategy and forecasts by network operator Chargenet saying NZ needs more than $400m in capital investment to keep...

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