Environment Climate change

Climate commission cuts EV uptake forecasts

Jem Traylen
Wed, 09 Jun 2021

Don't expect to see NZ garages full of Teslas anytime soon.
Jem Traylen
Wed, 09 Jun 2021
There are likely to be supply constraints on electric vehicles (EVs) but not hybrids in the coming decade, the Climate Change Commission says.New Zealand’s dependence on second-hand Japanese imports and therefore the preferences of Japanese drivers pose a challenge to one of the central planks of the commission’s latest advice to the government. Transport made up 33% of New Zealand’s long-lived greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 and the commission said in its final advice to the government today that EVs will make the bigge...

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