Decarbonising Transport

The transport sector currently produces 44% of New Zealand's energy-related emissions. Transport decarbonisation plays a key role in New Zealand's progress towards our 2050 net-carbon zero goals.

This programme 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.


Objectives of the LET Fund

  • 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.
  • Drive the uptake of low-emission solutions, while providing additional knowledge and learnings for further replication to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport.
  • Accelerate wider deployment for demonstrated and critical low-emission pathway solutions at a supported commercial scale.

Co-funded transport projects

Explore the projects that have been co-funded through the Low Emission Transport Fund and its predecessor, the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund (LEVCF). 

Read about LET-funded projects

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  • Innovative Kiwi company trials electric tech for boats

    Northland company Motoskiff has engineered a high-performance electric outboard motor for small-medium outboard motors, with a trial underway across Auckland and Northland marinas.

    • Case study
    • Co-funding 
    • Innovation

    8 February 2023

  • NZ Post | Electric Vans

    Electric vans prove economic and practical for NZ Post in their decarbonisation journey.

    • Case study
    • Co-funding 
    • Electric vehicles

    13 December 2021

  • Europcar | EV transition

    Europcar added 10 leased 100% electric vehicles to their rental fleet leading the way for EV uptake in the rental sector. The project was funded by the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund.

    23 July 2021