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Electric cars won’t solve congestion

Thu, 5 May 2016 17:32:03 +1200 | Dog And Lemon guide

The government’s announcement of support for electric cars won’t solve the country’s transport problems, says the car review website . More >>

Regional Council begins move to electric vehicles

Thu, 5 May 2016 17:27:24 +1200 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) today added the first fully electric car to its vehicle fleet, on the same day transport Minister Simon Bridges announced an extensive package of measures to increase the uptake of electric vehicles in New ...More >>

Road Transport Forum welcomes electric vehicle announcement

Thu, 5 May 2016 17:09:08 +1200 | Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum welcomes electric vehicle RUC announcement Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley has welcomed the announcement today by Transport Minister Simon Bridges that electric powered heavy vehicles be exempt from road user charges ...More >>

Coromandel Town motorhome friendly and proud of it

Thu, 5 May 2016 16:55:15 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Coromandel town is the first in the district to become a New Zealand Motor Caravan Association (NZMCA) certified 'Motorhome Friendly Town', and they have a certificate to prove it.More >>

No road user charges feature in Govt package

Thu, 5 May 2016 16:54:25 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 5 (BusinessDesk) - Drivers of electric vehicles won't have to pay road user charges and will be allowed to drive in bus lanes as part of a new government plan to double EV numbers annually to a target 64,000 by 2021.More >>

Electric vehicles part of smart, future-focused Auckland

Thu, 5 May 2016 16:30:53 +1200 | Vic Crone

Vic Crone, candidate for Mayor of Auckland, has welcomed the Government’s measures to increase New Zealand’s uptake of electric vehicles. More >>

Flooding in Porirua abated

Thu, 5 May 2016 16:30:02 +1200 | Porirua City Council

Heavy rain has now subsided in Porirua following a deluge this morning that caused flooding and road closures across the city. More >>

Govt keeps handbrake on electric vehicles

Thu, 5 May 2016 16:11:27 +1200 | Green Party

Simon Bridges’ lacklustre electric vehicle announcement today will do little to increase the number of electric vehicles on New Zealand roads, the Green Party said today.More >>

Electric vehicles in bus lanes "short sighted"

Thu, 5 May 2016 16:00:03 +1200 | Generation Zero

Youth, transport, and climate change lobby group Generation Zero is greatly disappointed in the government's announcement of an electric vehicles policy which allows cars to use bus only lanes.More >>

Contact supportive of increasing electric vehicle use

Thu, 5 May 2016 15:49:11 +1200 | Contact Energy

Contact Energy’s Chief Executive, Dennis Barnes welcomed the government’s announcement of a package of activity to further support the adoption of electric vehicles in New Zealand.More >>

Electric vehicles package will increase choice for motorists

Thu, 5 May 2016 15:42:48 +1200 | Automobile Association

Media Release: 5 May 2016 Electric vehicles package will increase choice for motorists The AA welcomes the Minister of Transport’s announcement today of a package of initiatives to promote the uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand. “With our ...More >>

Picking electric winners too simple, Simon

Thu, 5 May 2016 15:33:19 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“It’s disappointing to see National picking winners for political benefits rather than environmental ones,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “They’ve distorted practically every government department’s treatment of vehicles to favour one type ...More >>

Vector - leading the charge

Thu, 5 May 2016 15:33:12 +1200 | Vector

Vector welcomes the Minister of Energy’s “Electric Vehicles Partnership Programme”, a package of measures to promote the uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand released today.More >>

Get on with Hutt Road improvements

Thu, 5 May 2016 15:30:05 +1200 | Cycle Aware Wellington

67% of submissions received by the Council support the Hutt Road Improvements. This includes the submission from advocacy group Cycle Aware Wellington (CAN) who support the plan and see the design as a significant and long overdue improvement.More >>

Westpac NZ supports government take up of Electric Vehicles

Thu, 5 May 2016 15:14:01 +1200 | Westpac New Zealand

Westpac NZ welcomes the government's package of measures to support the take up of electric vehicles (EVs) announced today. More >>

Government electric vehicle boost is welcome change of gear

Thu, 5 May 2016 15:11:29 +1200 | Sustainable Business Network

Years of work by Kiwi businesses on electric vehicle uptake are finally getting the government boost they deserve. More >>

Wgtn Airport Extension Project “A Leap Of Faith”

Thu, 5 May 2016 15:00:33 +1200 | Surfbreak Protection Society

The Surfbreak Protection Society (SPS) is very concerned that WIAL is attempting to railroad through its desired outcome, by way of the Environment Court, on objections it cannot win through articulated scientific based debate. More >>

Govt driving the switch to electric vehicles

Thu, 5 May 2016 14:51:11 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced an ambitious and wide ranging package of measures to increase the uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand. More >>

Vehicle crash - SH26 Morrinsville

Thu, 5 May 2016 14:44:09 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Incident State Highway 26 Morrinsville. Police advise that they are currently in attendance at State Highway 26 Morrinsville in relation to an incident which was initiated by a motorcycle which left the road and crashed into a ditch. One of the ...More >>

Connecting cycleways necessary improvement

Thu, 5 May 2016 14:09:25 +1200 | Gisborne District Council

A presentation by Environment and Regulation Group Manager, Kevin Strongman explained to Council why a cycleway along this route would be a necessary improvement to transport infrastructure.More >>


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