January 23, 2019
Ngāi Tahu in charge of tourism
Ngāi Tahu Tourism is among the organisations being helped to shift to electric vehicles through the government’s Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund.
Some 32 projects were part-funded in the latest round, taking total funding to more than $62 million.
Ngāi Tahu Tourism got $139,000 for its partnership with ChargeNet to install seven public fast-charging stations in five popular tourist destinations including Franz Josef Hot Pools, Dart River Adventures Glenorchy, Earth and Sky Takapo in Tekapo, Shotover Jet Queenstown and Hukafalls Jet Taupo.
Other companies including Foodstuffs and Meridian Energy also got funding for charging stations.
Wellington City Council gets help to buy an electric rubbish truck, and Ports of Auckland received funding for a hydrogen fuel project.
Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods said the funding round focused on innovative projects that expand the use and possibilities of electric vehicles and other low-emissions technology in the transport space.
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