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Aredwood
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  #2225139 25-Apr-2019 23:50
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 Istvan Csorogi, Director, Advisory, KPMG Zealand, says this will make it harder introduce However, have excellent governance, recognized third policy legislation high AV-focused agencies, effectiveness legislative process quality judicial system. “well-placed readiness AVs due our robust regulatory business environment,” Richard Cross, Manager, Strategic Innovation, Ministry Transport. Our relatively size compared other countries means we can be agile. regulators can-do attitude focus finding solutions removing barriers.”...


Presumably KPMG have never looked at the Housing market. And by extension the Resource Management Act, regulations and poor land use planning by the various councils.

 

The regulators are definitely not Agile, and they definitely don't have a "can do" attitude. In relation to the property market.

 

Then again, NZ has alot of younger people who are willing to spend lots of money on expensive cars. Because that is the only thing that they can aspire to, when the money needed for just a deposit for a house in Auckland. Would easily buy a brand new luxury car. (exactly the same social problem that first started happening in Japan). So that is quite a market that EV makers might be trying to target.






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  #2225190 26-Apr-2019 08:31
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kingdragonfly:

To me, it looks like there's never going to be an autonomous vehicle that isn't also an elctric vehicle.

 

Who needs self-drive technology?  I see people doing that on the Northern Motorway nearly every day, although it's usually a cellphone instead of a magazine


 
 
 
 


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  #2228751 1-May-2019 14:46
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More than halfway through its first term and the NZ-First led Coalition is still navel gazing.  

 

 

 

"A spokeswoman for Genter said the minister now expected to put options to Cabinet "in the first half of this year" but could not be more specific about the timing."

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/112370005/ev-advocates-unimpressed-as-date-slips-for-cabinet-to-consider-new-incentives


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  #2228778 1-May-2019 14:59
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I guess it speaks volumes that it's Associate transport minister Julie Anne Genter tasked with electric cars, not Transport Minister Phil Twyford

Incredibly Phil Twyford has never made any comments about electric vehicles, except electric locomotives.

The government is too busy with doing important work, like bringing back the old days with Sky TV, by forcing streaming services out of NZ.

https://www.dia.govt.nz/Resource-material-Our-Policy-Advice-Areas-Censorship-Policy

Great quote in the article:

"Christina Bu, secretary general of the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association, said during a visit to New Zealand in November that she did not understand why there was opposition to feebates here."

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  #2228815 1-May-2019 15:36
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kingdragonfly: I guess it speaks volumes that it's Associate transport minister Julie Anne Genter tasked with electric cars, not Transport Minister Phil Twyford

Incredibly Phil Twyford has never made any comments about electric vehicles, except electric locomotives.

The government is too busy with doing important work, like bringing back the old days with Sky TV, by forcing streaming services out of NZ.

https://www.dia.govt.nz/Resource-material-Our-Policy-Advice-Areas-Censorship-Policy

Great quote in the article:

"Christina Bu, secretary general of the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association, said during a visit to New Zealand in November that she did not understand why there was opposition to feebates here."

 

Could the biggest opposition to feebates be that the NZ-First led Coalition said it wouldnt be introducing any new taxes?  Hate to break another promise.

 

I was hoping that the delays since December meant that there was going to be a meaningful announcement in the Budget.  Maybe a Budget surprise? Although those seem like quaint ideas these days (Budget surprises that is).


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  #2228845 1-May-2019 16:11
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I'm really getting tired of NZ First. For a party who only won 6.6% of the total party vote, they wield a lot of power.

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  #2228847 1-May-2019 16:22
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Welcome to MMP where the tail can wag the dog!

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2228941 1-May-2019 19:57
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It seems that NZ First voters "will be happy" with the zero carbon bill. That doesn't sound promising.




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  #2229165 2-May-2019 08:54
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networkn:

Welcome to MMP where the tail can wag the dog!


 


By my reckoning this dog has two tails, wagging in opposite directions.

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  #2229204 2-May-2019 09:44
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SaltyNZ: It seems that NZ First voters "will be happy" with the zero carbon bill. That doesn't sound promising.

 

You don't need to pay massively increased fuel taxes if you have a Super Gold Card and don't have a job to drive to 😉


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  #2229953 3-May-2019 09:29
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kingdragonfly: I'm really getting tired of NZ First. For a party who only won 6.6% of the total party vote, they wield a lot of power.

 

networkn: Welcome to MMP where the tail can wag the dog! 

 

Welcome to the 21st century of popularist politics where we pander to minority groups, and knee-jerk-react to inconsequential problems at the expense of the greater good.

 

I'll vote for anyone who has a coherent 20 year plan for this country - oh hang on, I guess I won't be voting then.


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  #2229960 3-May-2019 09:41
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tripper1000:

kingdragonfly: I'm really getting tired of NZ First. For a party who only won 6.6% of the total party vote, they wield a lot of power.

 

networkn: Welcome to MMP where the tail can wag the dog! 

 

Welcome to the 21st century of popularist politics where we pander to minority groups, and knee-jerk-react to inconsequential problems at the expense of the greater good.

 

I'll vote for anyone who has a coherent 20 year plan for this country - oh hang on, I guess I won't be voting then.

 

 

The Green Party is just as much at fault here. Other than snobbery, there is no reason they could not have offered to deal with National which would have shut NZ First out of the Kingmaker position: they have 8 seats to NZF's 9. But they would rather have nothing than compromise.

 

 

Idealism is nice, I guess, but not a great way to get anything done. Perhaps their experience in this coalition - where Winston has been very clear that it is a Labour-NZF coalition, not a Labour-Green-NZF coalition thankyouverymuch - will prompt them to reconsider negotiations next time.




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  #2230617 4-May-2019 08:03
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tripper1000:

Welcome to the 21st century of popularist politics where we pander to minority groups, and knee-jerk-react to inconsequential problems at the expense of the greater good.



I would argue that populist politicians pander to the majority... if you have no real policy, there's no future in pandering to a minority. What's more, the quality of a country lies in how well the majority treats the minorities.

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  #2234535 10-May-2019 15:42
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The English greybeards can rejoice, Tesla have added a towing option to the RHD model 3..... Their Caravan vacations are saved.....

 

Although from an NZ point of view it might come in handy to stash a couple of mountain bikes..... or the occasional trailer hire...

 

 

https://thedriven.io/2019/05/10/tesla-model-3-now-has-a-tow-bar-has-elon-musk-saved-the-weekend/


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  #2234815 11-May-2019 08:34
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Tesla. Extremely nerdy 15 minute video.

Hacking, bypassing security, and the guts of a Tesla.


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