July issue out now
VIA warns the car market could be “screwed” for the rest of the year because of the government’s EV rebates, which started on July 1.
The MTA says petrol hybrids should have been included in the discounts, which run until December 31, and is critical no action is being taken now about the existing fleet.
And the MIA stresses the supply of low-emissions vehicles to New Zealand will remain “problematic” with worldwide demand far exceeding production volumes. It adds speculation by ministers about when models – especially utes – are coming to market is “unhelpful”.
Autofile has in-depth guides on what charges and rebates will be available on popular new and used imports under the clean-car discount come January 1.
Official statistics indicate a feebate scheme based on the emissions ratings of light vehicles registered for the first time in 2020 would have created a surplus of at least $130 million for the government – despite ministers saying the programme will be cost-neutral.
· Expert columnists: the MTA’s Tony Everett gives his take on rebates from the car dealer’s view, VIA’s Kit Wilkerson explains the difference between the clean-car discount and clean-car standard and Andrew Caseley provides EECA’s perspective.
· Trade Me to end pilot scheme for offshore vehicle listings.
· Roll-out of Biosecurity NZ transitional facilities for used-imported vehicles delayed.
· Border-inspection companies appointed by Waka Kotahi.
· Industry reaction to the Climate Change Commission’s final report to government.
Plus: in-depth industry statistics, Jacanna moves to bigger premises, new CEO for Colonial and much more.
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