Govt’s plan on electric heavy trucks rollout promising – CEAC

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 14, 2021

The Government’s plan to electricify heavy trucks rollout shows promise, according to the Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre.

“CEAC agrees that the heavy truck fleet needs to be electric motive powered but it needs urgently to remove any barriers that may be in the way of faster low-emissions transport uptake,” the organisation said.

“We advocated to Government strongly just weeks ago,” it said.

“Offering them a subsidy to switch reluctant operators of heavy freight trucks, to electric trucks, and further reduce the other half of the remaining (ICE) internal combustion engine fleet to use rail instead,” CEAC said.

“We will then have a ‘true clean low emissions road freight truck fleet’ to go forward to protect our future generations and our environment together.”