Eco-friendly car import standard legislation to come in this year

A Radio NZ article.

The government has highlighted its plans to move on its election promises to clean up transport emissions.

It has announced the first tranche of measures that it said would help New Zealand’s 2050 carbon neutral target.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said with transport making up the country’s second-highest amount of emissions after agriculture it was “important we reduce emissions from our vehicle fleet”.

Transport Minister Michael Wood said the government had agreed in principle to mandate a lower-emitting biofuel blend across the transport sector.

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