The number of electric vehicles (EV) on our roads is growing. Planning for this growth is an important part of building a low carbon, safe and healthy transport system in Aotearoa New Zealand.
In 2016, the Government launched a cross-agency programme to speed up the uptake of EVs and support the decarbonisation of the transport sector.
Since then, Waka Kotahi has:
Statistics on the number of EVs in New Zealand(external link)
In May 2022, Government will release its first Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP). As signalled in the draft ERP, transport will have a significant role to play in reducing our emissions by 2035. A key focus is encouraging the rapid adoption of low emission vehicles, which includes EVs.
To support this, we are:
About the cross-agency EV programme(external link)
View the ERP consultation discussion document(external link)