Te Huringa Taraiwa: Te arotake I te pūnaha utu kaiwhakamahi rori | ‘Driving Change: Reviewing the Road User Charges System’, is a discussion document on possible changes intended to improve the RUC system and support the uptake of low carbon vehicles.
The key topics in the discussion document include:
- how RUC might be used to charge for greenhouse gas emissions and other factors beyond damage to the roads (like noise pollution and congestion);
- how light Electric Vehicles (EVs) owners can transition into paying RUC when the exemption for EVs ends in March 2024, and;
- how RUC’s compliance regime can be improved.
There are other possible changes considered, including removing paper label requirements (for RUC and the vehicle licence (rego)), transitioning CNG/LPG vehicles into the RUC system, and mandating electronic RUC for heavy vehicles.
You can download a copy of the full discussion document here. [PDF, 8.3 MB]
A3 Summary of the Discussion Document
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