Green light for Auckland electric vehicle bypass lane trial

The NZ Transport Agency today announced that electric vehicles will be allowed to use 11 priority bypass lanes on state highways in Auckland for a 12 month trial, starting this month.

“Encouraging more New Zealanders to choose an EV for their daily transport needs, rather than conventional diesel or petrol vehicles, is an important step in reducing the amount of emissions produced by our vehicle fleet,” says Harry Wilson, Transport Agency Director – Safety and Environment.

The Transport Agency is working to support the Government’s aim of significantly increasing the uptake of EVs in New Zealand to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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