afe66: Around 2200 ev in December last year 4100 last month do the number has nearly doubled since then. (in less than one year) This doesn't include the nzpost delivery buggies.
We need some definition in this discussion. Are we talking about pure EVs (battery only) or hybrids. A ban on petrol/diesel vehicles should presumably apply to new hybrids as well?
A different way to view banning of petrol/diesel vehicle is not when but where ...
So for example they could be banned from large areas of the CBD in major cities. I.e. pure EVs only on some roads. Reduce pollution and carbon wasted by cars sitting in traffic.
Just a thought.
Yes, good point, but I doubt whether plug-in hybrids would be banned just because they can predominantly use petrol. If you often drive, say, 30km or less per day, then you can travel 100% electric for most of the time in a plug-in hybrid.
But, as time goes on, I guess plug-in hybrids will be phased out as the range of affordable pure electric EVs will no doubt be sufficient for most people. However, in the meantime, where range anxiety is a real issue for many people considering buying an EV for the first time, a plug-in hybrid isn't a bad option, but the prices need to come down fast!