Transport

Zero-emission trucks need carrots and sticks to get on road

Brent Melville
Tue, 21 Jun 2022

Zero-emission trucks need carrots and sticks to get on road
The new Scania electric truck. Its uptake depends on the incentives that are in place. (Image: Scania)
Brent Melville
Tue, 21 Jun 2022
We need both a 'stick' and a 'carrot' approach to speed the take-up of low and zero-emission heavy trucks onto New Zealand roads, a new report says.The two main levers to help industry accept the new technology will be production ‘mandates’ with tax perks or ‘feebate’ style rebates kicked back to buyers, says a policy paper developed for the Ministry of Transport in February by advisory firm Concept Consulting and EV specialists Retyna. Last year, under the Paris Agreement climate pact, New Zealand a...

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