Why we focus on transport

Over 50% of New Zealand's energy-related emissions come from transport.

Burning fossil fuels like petrol and diesel produces harmful emissions that contribute to climate change.

Luckily, we can optimise the way people and goods are transported by using efficient, low emissions technologies and fuels.

Transport is responsible for

  • 21% of New Zealand’s total emissions
  • 51% of energy-related emissions

Our strategy

The outcomes we're seeking

  • New Zealand adopts low emissions transport technologies and fuels.
  • Government establishes low emissions transport policies and initiatives.
  • New Zealanders choose low emissions mobility options.

Our priorities

  • Supporting the development of charging and refueling infrastructure, and increasing adoption of low emissions vehicles.
  • Supporting large fleets to transition to low emissions alternatives.
  • Demonstrating low emissions technologies by encouraging innovation and scalability.
  • Influencing policy and supporting initiatives that will reduce transport-related emissions. 

What we're doing now

  • Co-funding

    We administer co-funding programmes to enable businesses to embrace low-emissions industrial and transport options, as well as support programmes to accelerate your decarbonisation roadmap.

    Find out if you are eligible

  • Motivating people

    Climate action can be deprioritised compared to a business’s day-to-day concerns. Our Gen Less platform has the tips and tools needed to make sustainability business as usual.

    Learn about Gen Less

  • Regulating

    The Vehicle Emissions and Energy Economy Label makes it easier to choose to buy an electric or low-emissions vehicle that's better for the environment.

    Vehicle Emissions and Energy Economy

Our insights on low emissions transport

View all EECA insights

  • Electric vehicles and Aotearoa

    Electric vehicles make up a small portion of our total fleet now, but that is going to change.

    1 July 2021

    • Electric vehicles
  • Off-road liquid fuel insights

    Petrol and diesel power many vehicles and machines that will never be used on a road, so remain out of sight, out of mind. This research has given us a more detailed understanding about where emissions from this fuel use come from.

    28 July 2021

    • Decarbonisation
    • Fossil fuel
  • Liquid biofuels insights summary

    EECA commissioned Sapere to prepare an independent report to gain an overview of the role liquid biofuels could play in decarbonising New Zealand’s transport sector.

    29 March 2021

    • Biofuel
    • Decarbonisation