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Record investment in low emissions vehicles

Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has announced that low emission transport will receive a record boost totalling more than $11 million. 

“Thirty-one exciting new low emissions transport projects will share over $11 million of funding to help more Kiwis make use of new transport technology. This funding is made up of $4.3 million of government co-funding and $7.3 million of funds from the private sector.”

Megan Woods says “This round of funding focuses on innovative projects that expand the use and possibilities of electric vehicles and other low emissions technology in the transport space.”

“From 100% electric campervans for tourists to hydrogen fuel cell powered buses at the Ports of Auckland to solar panel charged electric vehicles and trial of smart chargers in people’s homes, we’re backing new technologies that will make a difference.”

“We’re also funding a further 34 new public charging spaces for electric vehicles right around New Zealand, including several at South Island tourism hot-spots. This is about creating a truly national infrastructure of EV charging so that all major trips around our country are available to EV users,” Megan Woods says.

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