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'Equitable' change to road user charges welcomed

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 20 Mar 2024, 9:19am
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'Equitable' change to road user charges welcomed

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 20 Mar 2024, 9:19am

Changes to road user charges for EVs are being welcomed. 

The Government's officially confirmed owners of plug-in hybrid vehicles will now pay $38 per thousand kilometres, a reduction from the planned $53 policy. 

The change comes after the Government accidentally backed an amendment from the Labour Party. 

Motor Industry Association Chief Executive Aimee Wiley told Mike Hosking that the reduction makes it more equitable. 

She says every motorist has a responsibility to contribute to the roading cost but we have to make sure they pay their fair share. 

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