Transport changes can drive down emissions
Nearly all New Zealand’s transport is powered by oil, creating 21% of our total emissions. Less than 1% of our transport is fuelled by renewable energy, such as clean electricity.
Low-emissions transport is the single best opportunity to cut our energy-related carbon emissions.
How we use transport fuel
New Zealand has one of the highest rates of light vehicle ownership in the world, with nearly 800 light vehicles for every 1,000 people. Two-thirds of New Zealand new vehicles are SUVs or utes, which consume much more fuel than a regular car.
Action to reduce transport emissions
How EECA is working towards an efficient and low-emissions transport system.
Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund
Innovative investment in promoting, enabling and accelerating the uptake of electric and other low-emission vehicles in New Zealand.