Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods announces the 20 projects aimed at getting 64,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2021. She said the government will contribute $3.7m towards the initiatives.
Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods
A 58-tonne electric freight truck, electric buses and developing an electric campervan for tourism are among the initiatives to receive a share of $3.74 million from the Government.
Twenty projects were announced today in the latest round of the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, administered by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority. The funding is being matched by $4.3m from the recipients.
A large proportion of the Government money – $1.7m – is for more charging stations nationwide, including at Foodstuffs supermarkets and golf courses nationwide, Fisher and Paykel stores, Wilson Parking buildings mainly in Auckland, and the Cloudy Bay vineyard in Blenheim.
Local authorities will also receive funding for charging stations in Taranaki, Waikato and the King Country more
SOURCE: NZ Herald