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Cutting transport emissions with electric vehicles: June 10, 2021

Cutting transport emissions with electric vehicles: June 10, 2021

Cutting transport emissions with electric vehicles: June 10, 2021 Cutting transport emissions with electric vehicles: June 10, 2021, 13.76 MB
Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Climate Change Commission has recommended sweeping changes to cut down emissions from transport, which totalled about 47 per cent of New Zealand's carbon emissions.

It wants petrol and diesel car imports to be fully banned no later than 2035, and to have ships electrified after 2025 and short-haul routes operated by electric planes by 2030.

The roadmap also targeted to have more cars run by a mix of petrol and biofuel.

The Motor Industry Association, which represents importers and distributors of new vehicles, said they 'cautiously welcome' the report.

Its chief executive David Crawford spoke to Justin Wong.