Energy-related greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector represent 21% of New Zealand’s total yearly emissions*. The sector provides the largest opportunity for increasing energy efficiency and lowering our energy-related emissions.
Less than one percent of our transport is fuelled by renewable energy sources. EECA manages the Low Emissions Vehicles Contestable Fund, which is aimed at increasing EV and other low-emission transport. We also work with government agencies to deliver information and analysis on EVs, and run the all of government EV information campaign.
*New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990-2016 (2018)
Low emission vehicles contestable fund
The contestable fund encourages innovation and investment to accelerate the uptake of electric and other low emission vehicles in New Zealand, which might not otherwise occur.