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Pros and cons of scrapping clean car incentives

Fee and rebate dropped from December 31, so, will EV adoption slow too?

WATCH: Toyota New Zealand chief executive Neeraj Lala speaks with Jonathan Mitchell.

Key points
  • What’s at stake: Whether electric vehicle sales momentum continues at-pace once the incentives drop at the end of the year.
  • Background: The new Government is abolishing the Labour-introduced Clean Car Discount and so-called 'Ute' tax from December 31. The Clean Car Standard will stay.  
  • Key players: National, Simeon Brown, Toyota, Neeraj Lala, MIA, Aimee Wiley, MTA, Lee Marshall, 2 Cheap Cars, Paul Millward, Drive Electric, Kirsten Corson, ChargeNet, Danusia Wypych.    

The drive to clean up New Zealand’s old and dirty vehicle fleet can continue without the clean car incentives, according to industry experts, but there’s concern about an inevitable slowdown in electric vehicle sales.

The coalition Government has confirmed the Clean Car Discount and Clean Car

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Key points
  • What’s at stake: Whether electric vehicle sales momentum continues at-pace once the incentives drop at the end of the year.
  • Background: The new Government is abolishing the Labour-introduced Clean Car Discount and so-called 'Ute' tax from December 31. The Clean Car Standard will stay.  
  • Key players: National, Simeon Brown, Toyota, Neeraj Lala, MIA, Aimee Wiley, MTA, Lee Marshall, 2 Cheap Cars, Paul Millward, Drive Electric, Kirsten Corson, ChargeNet, Danusia Wypych.    
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