Screams from roofs go un­heard

Bay of Plenty Times - - Local Builders Guide -

CHRISTINA Bu has been in the coun­try and found her­self some­what be­wil­dered. Bu is the head of the Nor­we­gian Elec­tric Ve­hi­cle As­so­ci­a­tion, and as such comes from a world of sub­sidy. When it comes to EVs, no one hands out free stuff like Nor­way.

Cash grants, sub­si­dies, tax write-offs, free pub­lic trans­port, free bus lane use and free charg­ing. It’s Christ­mas ev­ery day in Nor­way if you want to get be­hind the wheel of a Nis­san Leaf.

So she can’t un­der­stand our an­tag­o­nism to­wards what she calls “fee­bate”-type in­cen­tives.

Of course she can’t, the same way Julie Anne Gen­ter can’t un­der­stand what’s wrong with buy­ing kids’ bikes, and send­ing the Gov­ern­ment round to teach you how to ride them.

When you come from a world, or a mind­set, where the

Nor­way’s EV chief Christina Bu.

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