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Electricity retailers welcome support for electric vehicles

Electricity retailers welcome support for electric vehicles

Electricity retailers welcome the Government’s announcement today of further support for the uptake of electric vehicles.

Electricity Retailers’ Association of New Zealand (ERANZ) Chief Executive Jenny Cameron says the package of measures is one of the strongest signals yet of the Government’s intention to encourage people to move away from petrol and diesel.

“It’s great to see the Government is getting serious about this.

“Setting targets to double the number of electric vehicles and offering funding to promote them and support innovation around low emission technology, along with other initiatives, are to be applauded.

“From both an NZ Inc and an electricity industry point of view this is very positive because over time it will help reduce emissions and our dependence on imported fuel, and increase our use of electricity, 81 per cent of which comes from renewable sources.

The electricity retail sector has been preparing itself and is ready to meet this challenge."

About the Electricity Retailers Association of New Zealand
ERANZ was established in August 2015 to represent the electricity retail industry on important sector-wide issues such as delivering value to stakeholders and consumers, and supporting the continued development of an open, competitive, sustainable and effective electricity market.

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