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
- 37 %
of New Zealand’s energy use*
- 44 %
of New Zealand's energy-related emissions*
*Source: Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990-2021, Ministry for the Environment (2023), Energy End Use Database 2023 (2021 data).
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.
- 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
About the Low Emission Transport Fund
The Low Emission Transport (LET) Fund focuses on activities in the transport sector that move people and/or goods on roads, off-road, and in the marine and aviation sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.