$3.74 million for new electric vehicles

More electric vehicles will be hitting New Zealand’s highways, bus lanes and streets with funding announced by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods today.

Dr Woods announced $3.74 million for 20 projects under the third round of the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, administered by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

The projects will see Government funding matched or bettered by businesses.

Minister's press release - Beehive website

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Minister Woods made the announcement at Zealandia eco-sanctuary in Wellington, where she and EECA Chief Executive Andrew Caseley tested an EV charger.

 Zealandia received co-funding to replace two diesel shuttle buses with electric passenger mini-buses.


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Kathryn Fitzpatrick, Senior Communications Advisor, EECA

Phone: 04 470 2238 or 027 403 3378

Email: kathryn.fitzpatrick@eeca.govt.nz