The National government promised that 30% of government agency vehicles would be EVs by 2025 IIRC, although it wasn't clear whether this meant that 30% of agency car-type vehicle purchases in 2025 would be EVs, or that the fleet would be 30% EVs by 2025. The former doesn't sound too difficult, but the latter would require agencies to be buying non-trivial numbers of EVs this year.
Anyone know where this sits in the current government's priority list?
Maybe I should write to James Shaw?
One of the big impacts will be the need to install at least slow chargers in agency car parks and garages to allow vehicles to be charged up overnight. I mentioned this to the Facilities Management folks at my former employing agency (no wonder I got retired 😂) and got the blank stare of incomprehension in return.
Presumably the larger fleet operators will need a couple of fast chargers in their main locations too.
That's a lot of car-park digging up and electrical installation upgrades
Well, it only took from 10th April until 27th August, but I did get an answer from Hon. Phil Twyford*
What are the government targets for EVs?
the Government is committed to the goal that by 2025/26, virtually all new vehicles entering the government's fleet should be emissions free, with exceptions limited to specialised vehicles where no practical emissions free alternative exists.
And what about charging infrastructure:
Regarding the State Sector's obligations to consider electric vehicle infrastructure in building refurbishments, the Government Property Group issues Building Performance Specifications (BPS) for New Government Office Accommodation Buildings. The BPS contains provisions and requirements for electric vehicle charging points and wiring at nominated parking bays to be incorporated in new buildings.
The NZ Government light vehicles emissions dashboard is here: https://www.procurement.govt.nz/broader-outcomes/reducing-emissions-and-waste/reducing-government-fleet-emissions/
* "Thank you for your email of 10 April 2019 to Hon James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change ... regarding electric vehicles in Government departments and agencies. Your correspondence was originally transferred to Hon David Parker as the then Minister for Economic Development, as the matter you have raised falls within that portfolio. Economic Development responsibilities, however, have recently shifted to me. Accordingly, your email has been forwarded to me for response."
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