Not to mention that dumping 10,000 extra cars on the NZ used car market is going to depress prices, leaving some "hard working kiwi families" finding that the car they bought 3 years ago is suddenly unsellable. And of course this would be a nasty surprise for whoever leases cars to the Govt... the resale value on the cars would be much lower than expected.
And Govt departments needing to install *all* the infrastructure they need to support EVs in one year.
It wasn't expected they'd do it one big hit, but as leases come up for renewal that they would be replaced with an EV.
Do "hard working kiwi families" replace their cars every 3 years?