How do I provide input into the project?

If you would like to contribute answers to some of the questions posed in the paper, or have additional questions or thoughts and ideas you would like to provide, we would love to hear from you. Please provide input into the project by completing a survey HERE(external link).

How long do I have to provide input? 

Ideally, we would like to hear back from you by 31 October 2019. This will not be the last opportunity to contribute to this discussion, but will provide us enough time to consolidate input and follow up with those who wish to discuss the area further.

How does this work relate to the Clean Car Discount for light vehicles?

The Clean Car discount applies specifically to light vehicles. It has a similar objective to the Green freight work, in that it aims to encourage the uptake of low-emissions vehicles in New Zealand’s vehicle fleet. No similar discount currently exists for heavy trucks.

How does this work relate to the Road User Charge (RUC) exemptions for heavy vehicles?

In 2016, the road user charges (RUC) exemption for electric vehicles was extended to heavy electric vehicles, including trolley buses.  The exemption was originally put in place until heavy electric vehicles comprise two percent of the heavy vehicle fleet. This policy will be reviewed by the end of 2019. No decisions around the future of this policy will be made before then.