Dr Eric Crampton on Today FM about the clean car scheme
Government clean car scheme breaks EV records, but ‘Ute Tax’ may need to rise to pay for discounts.
New Zealand broke two records for electric vehicles in the month of December, capping off a year of surging demand for clean cars.
In December 2022, just over 20 per cent of all new vehicles were fully battery-electric, a record.
The same month over a quarter of new passenger cars, a category that excludes vans and utes, were fully battery electric - also a record.
Political commentator Josie Pagani interviewed Dr Eric Crampton on Today FM where they discussed whether it makes sense to keep subsidising EVs out of ETS revenues.