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Electric Vehicles target reached early!

3 August 2017

The Government’s 2017 electric vehicle (EV) registrations target has been reached five months early.

A total of 4,027 EVs are now registered in New Zealand, with around 200 EVs being registered each month. The Government aims to accelerate the update of EVs to reach 64,000 by the end of 2021, to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and leverage greater value from electricity generated by renewable resources.

Last year New Zealand Government Procurement added 14 new models of electric vehicles to the All-of-Government (AoG) vehicles contract, as part of the Government’s Electric Vehicles Programme.

As a result, agencies now have the compelling option of choosing electric vehicles over conventional petrol or diesel cars, helping achieve New Zealand’s goal of a low emission future.

The panel of electric vehicle suppliers is open, which means car manufacturers can apply to join when they have new, or near new, electric vehicles available to supply the New Zealand market.

In June New Zealand Government Procurement announced a unique procurement approach through a pilot Secondary Procurement Process. In an effort to improve the pricing and range of EVs available in New Zealand, this secondary procurement process combines the demand from Public and Private sector organisations.

You can find more information about the Electric Vehicles offered through the All-of-Government Vehicles panel on inSource.

Last updated 3 August 2017