Motorcycles may be eligible for a Clean Car Discount in future.
Under the newly announced government policy, motorcycles were omitted from the plan which will give people buying electric vehicles discounts of up to $8625 for a new vehicle, and $3450 for a used import.
Plug in hybrid vehicles will receive a discount of between $2300 and $5750.
Ministry of Transport spokesperson Ewan Delany said motorcycles were not considered at the start of the Clean Car Discount, because they were a small part of the emissions problem.
“Motorcycles represent a small part of new vehicle sales in New Zealand and it’s estimated that in 2019 motorcycle emissions accounted for 0.4 percent of all CO2 emissions from our light vehicle fleet,”