Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund Update

1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJanuary 20, 2017


Fifteen projects have been conditionally approved to receive funding from the Low Emissions Vehicle Contestable Fund.

Projects include the use of 100% electric delivery vans, a car share scheme, an electric taxi fleet trial, two electric bus trials, seven charging infrastructure projects and the establishment of a heavy electric vehicle conversion facility. A summary of conditionally approved projects is available on EECA‘s website.

These projects will help accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) by influencing others to use them. Increasing the number of electric vehicles on New Zealand roads will result in long-term reductions in carbon emissions from road transport.

There was high interest in the fund with about 80 applications seeking more than $27 million.

The second funding round, with up to $6 million available, will open for applications in late February/March. If you, or someone you know, has a project that will demonstrate to the rest of New Zealand the potential of electric vehicles, showcase electric vehicle technology in a way that no one can miss, make the most of New Zealand‘s renewable electricity advantage, and is ready to go but needs some co-funding to get underway, the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund may be able to help.

For more information, visit https://www.eeca.govt.nz/funding-and-support/electric-vehicles-programme/ or email LEVFund@eeca.govt.nz