June 16, 2022
In order to curb vehicular emissions, New Zealand’s government has planned to subsidise electric vehicle (EV) purchases in the country. $357 million will be allocated on a trial basis to help families from lower-income groups switch from their internal combustion engine vehicles to EVs or hybrids. Additionally, the government will increase its investments in electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Efforts will be made to decarbonise transport and at least 30% of the country’s light vehicle fleet is expected to become all-electric by 2035. To reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, the country also plans to use hydrogen as an alternate energy source and stop the usage of fossil fuels.
Did You Know?
New Zealand hopes to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, meaning it will remove as much greenhouse gas from the atmosphere as it produces.