Decarbonising Transport

The transport sector currently produces 47% of New Zealand's CO2 emissions, and between 1990 and 2018, domestic transport emissions increased by 90%.

With transport decarbonisation playing a key role in New Zealand's progress towards our 2050 goals, the Government is extending its investment into reducing transport emissions with the Low Emission Transport Fund (LETF).

This fund builds on the now complete Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund (LEVCF), with an increase in size and scope. EECA will continue to administer the fund on behalf of the Government.

The LETF launched with an online webinar, watch it through the link below and download the slides and Q&A here: 

Read the webinar presentation  [PDF, 2.2 MB]

Read the webinar Q&A  [PDF, 151 KB]

Current funding rounds

The first nine rounds of funding have closed, and successful applicants can be found here once announced:

Co-funded transport projects | EECA

To be notified when new funding rounds open please sign up here

Recently closed funding rounds

Objectives of the fund

The LETF will support the demonstration of high potential and replicable solutions, and adoption of low emission transport technology, innovation and infrastructure to help accelerate the decarbonisation of the New Zealand transport sector. The fund will stimulate the uptake of low emission solutions, while providing additional knowledge and learnings for further replication to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport. Early action can start to accelerate wider deployment for demonstrated and critical low emission pathway solutions at a supported commercial scale.

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Who can apply

The fund is open to all New Zealand-based and New Zealand-registered legal entities except Public Service Departments, Non-Public Service Departments (such as the New Zealand Defence Force), and Statutory Crown Entities such as District Health Boards.

How to apply

Funding rounds will be based on the investment activities of the fund. Each funding round will run independently and have a specific focus and related criteria. Information on the scope of each funding round and how to apply will be made available here when the round opens.