This LET: Vehicles, Technology & off-road round (round 13) supports investment in a range of innovative technologies and infrastructure to support reducing emissions across a range of sectors in New Zealand.


  • Open to all New Zealand organisations with appropriate project proposals.

  • Investment will be a maximum 50% of project costs, up to a maximum of $500,000.

  • Up to $13.0 million is available in Round 13.

What kind of project is this for?

This funding round is seeking proposals to demonstrate a range of low emission technologies, infrastructure, innovations and business models and low emission on road and off-road vehicles.

Note, we will consider off-road vehicles that are on tracks in this round.

This could include projects in the areas of off-road battery electric vehicles and associated technologies or services. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and other technologies were potentially in scope if they make use of New Zealand's renewable electricity advantage.

This round's focus is on three areas:

  • Vehicles

    • Demonstrate low emission vehicles with a new business case, demonstration opportunity in a new sector or use case, or address significant barriers in an organisation or sector.
    • Demonstrate opportunities to consolidate the existing fleet of vehicles and provide innovative ways to transport people and goods.

      Note: off-road vehicles may be side-by-side vehicles, tractors, excavators, loaders, graders, compactors, pavers, trucks, quad trucks, straddle carriers, forklifts, mobile cranes, scrapers, mobile crushers, side loaders, reach stackers, harvesters.

      We will consider off-road vehicles that are on tracks in Round 13.

      Some ancillaries may be eligible, see the RFP for more detail.
  • Technology

    • Encourage innovation in approaches and technologies that can result in transport decarbonisation through, for example, smart charging and software to reduce or defer peak electricity demand, and optimisation of the use of low emission vehicles and other modes of transport, Mobility-as-a-Service applications.
    • Provide charging infrastructure technology which demonstrates the ability of technology to address constrained infrastructure or power availability at charging locations of interest.
  • Software and support

    • Provide software applications that will accelerate the transition of the fleet to zero emissions.
    • Support the development of low emission transport maintenance, repair and other support services.
    • Support the development of battery recycling and repurposing services.

Demonstrations may provide:

  • Additionality or innovation in the business case;
  • Significant replication potential;
  • Demonstration of technology in a new location or environment;
  • Representation of end-use in a different sub-sector;
  • Potential for low-emission transport transition in the short, medium or long term;
  • Significant opportunity for learnings by overcoming barriers in the organisation, sectoral barriers or regulatory barriers.
  • Note, projects must be a minimum of $50,000 in total core project costs to qualify. Find more information on this in the RFP document.
  • Recipients will be required to share knowledge, reporting and data with EECA as part of the Funding Agreement which will set out how, when and with whom it will be shared.

Application process

This round closed 12pm, Tuesday 2 April 2024.

Application documents

Request for Proposals [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Response form [PDF, 580 KB] - this is for reference only, applicants must use the online form provided.

Proposed Funding Agreement  [PDF, 873 KB]

Frequently Asked Questions  [PDF, 315 KB]

Email LETFund@eeca.govt.nz with any questions.

Key dates:

RFP released 12pm, Friday 1 March 2024
Deadline for questions from applicants 10am, Thursday 28 March 2024
Deadline for Proposals 12pm, Tuesday 2 April 2024
Decision to be announced From June 2024