Electric vehicles

There are many reasons for you to choose an electric vehicle (EV) over a vehicle powered by petrol or diesel. An electric car is much cheaper to run (equivalent to paying 30 cents a litre for petrol), more efficient, doesn't pollute the air with exhaust emissions and delivers an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions when in use in New Zealand.

For New Zealand, EVs will utilise our extremely high proportion of renewable electricity (80% in 2015) to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the transport sector and significantly increase the energy efficiency of our light vehicle fleet.