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Greens get in ahead of govt with electric vehicles package

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 04 Nov 2015

By Pattrick Smellie Nov. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The Green Party has stolen a march on the government by announcing a new package of policies to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles, getting in ahead of Transport Minister Simon Bridges who intended to announce a new EV policy before Christmas. The Greens' policy would remove fringe benefit tax paid on EVs bought for company fleets, and would look to have a fifth of all government cars as EVs within seven years. Depending on the level of uptake, the policy could be costing a future go...

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