ELEC­TRIC FU­TURE

NZ Performance Car - - Team -

As emis­sions con­tinue to spew into the at­mos­phere, gov­ern­ing bod­ies look for ways to re­duce the dam­age. The prob­lems with this for any mod­i­fied car owner are the fo­cus put on ve­hi­cle emis­sions; the push to­wards elec­tric ve­hi­cles (EVs); and, sub­se­quently, the lack of fo­cus on those that aren’t just used as ba­sic trans­port.

The New Zealand Pro­duc­tiv­ity Com­mis­sion has re­cently com­pleted a hefty 503-page draft re­port to gov­ern­ment on the low emis­sions econ­omy and the Trans­port chap­ter is a scary propo­si­tion. It looks like a stan­dard eco­nomic catch-all the­ory and doesn’t take into ac­count spe­cial-in­ter­est ve­hi­cles ( SIVs; the fos­sil-fu­elled kind). The con­cern is how our SIV fleet may be lumped in with the rest of the age­ing fos­sil-fu­elled fleet — could we be phased out in the name of environmental friend­li­ness? At this stage, the draft submitted is just that, a draft, but ac­tion needs to be taken be­fore it’s too late. Check out sivanz. co.nz for more in­for­ma­tion

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