Politicians open a six-week window for submissions on policies.
Postponement will also help to meet the expected high demand for hybrid and battery electric vehicles.
Opposition parties fear measures will hit “vulnerable New Zealanders the hardest”.
VIA boss hopes postponement will allow for proper implementation.
MTA says January start date for scheme would have been “difficult to manage”.
Minister describes light-vehicle fleet as “one of the most polluting” in the OECD.
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