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New Zealand government to pay $6,000 rebate to EV buyers — and ICE drivers will pay for it

The Next Web Monday, 14 June 2021
New Zealand government to pay $6,000 rebate to EV buyers — and ICE drivers will pay for itIn May 2016, the Kiwi government introduced its Electric Vehicles Programme, aiming to reach 64,000 EVs by 2021. But despite the gradual and steady increase in electric vehicle registrations since then, the target wasn’t met – according to the Ministry of Transport, there are now 27,436 EVs on the country’s roads. To boost the adoption of electric and low emission vehicles, the government announced yesterday its Clean Car Discount package, which offers significant subsidies to prospective EV owners. Specifically, New Zealanders buying an imported new EV will receive a rebate of $6,166, and those buying an imported second-hand EV will get…

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