The government in New Zealand has allocated 3.9 million dollars to electric transport initiatives. The 19 selected projects stretch from improving the range of electric camper vans over building charging stations.
The funding is part of a bigger fund, called the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund. It was introduced by the previous administration in 2016. The balance comes from its commercial and not-for-profit partners, who have to match or beat the grants.
So far, the government has provided $14M that has been matched by $23M in third-party funding. As of March 31, there were 7,232 EVs on local roads.