New Zealand joins international declaration on zero emissions vehicles

New Zealand has signed onto the Birmingham Declaration on Zero Emissions Vehicles, committing to a zero-emissions future for transport.

Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, endorsed the declaration during his visit to London in 2018.

“The transport sector has a critical role to play in the transformation to a low-emissions global economy”, says James Shaw.

New Zealand officially reached 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) in September 2018.

The proportion of light vehicle registrations that are electric are increasing; reaching approximately two percent of registrations in November 2018.