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Planning for electric vehicles

We support electric vehicles (external link) On 5 May 2016, the Government announced its electric vehicle uptake package, a cross-government programme of work that aims to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand to reach 64,000 vehicles by 2021.

Find out more about the cross-agency programme of work on the MoT website (external link) .

As part of this programme, the NZ Transport Agency’s initial focus is enabling public charging infrastructure for electric vehicle through the development of guidance, to ensure safe, consistent access to, and usability of, the network, and supporting electric vehicle driver incentives.

National guidance for public electric vehicle charging infrastructure

We are working closely with local and central government agencies, power companies, technology providers and the motor industry, to produce public charging infrastructure guidance and information.

Read more about the national guidance

Tools for investors

The Transport Agency administers land alongside state highways that may be suitable for public charging infrastructure. If you’re interested in using land for this purpose, please email us.

View other sets of transport data

About electric vehicles

An electric vehicle has a different engine to a petrol or diesel fuelled vehicle – it is an electrical motor that is fuelled by a battery which is charged by plugging it into an electric power point (a bit like charging your cellphone battery).

More information about electric vehicle types

Find out more about electric vehicles, including electric vehicles at home, electric vehicles in your business, charging, range and cost (external link)

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