Electric vehicle registrations surge in New Zealand


China People's Daily

Electrification, networking, intelligence, and sharing are becoming the development trend and trend of the automobile industry. New energy vehicles integrate new energy, new materials and a variety of transformative technologies such as the Internet, big data, and artificial intelligence to promote the transformation of automobiles from simple means of transportation to mobile intelligent terminals, energy storage units, and digital space, driving energy, transportation, information The transformation of communication infrastructure has promoted the optimization of energy consumption structure and the improvement of intelligent transportation system and urban operation, which is of great significance to building a clean and beautiful world and building a community with a shared future for mankind.

New Zealand Transport Minister David Parker said today that the country's electric vehicle registrations have increased significantly, with electric vehicles accounting for more than half of newly registered imported vehicles; the average carbon emissions of newly registered vehicles are also at a record low, with each kilometer About 126 grams. The latest statistics show that the number of electric vehicles registered in New Zealand has exceeded 150,000, a year-on-year increase of 179%.

A survey by the New Zealand Energy Efficiency Protection Agency found that 62% of car owners were encouraged to purchase electric vehicles in advance by preferential subsidy policies, and the number of hybrid vehicle registrations has also increased significantly. Data show that since July this year, the proportion of new electric vehicle registrations in New Zealand has increased to 53%, while annual sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles have dropped by 30%.

In order to encourage people to buy electric vehicles, the New Zealand government has introduced a series of preferential policies, mainly providing subsidies for new electric vehicles, second-hand electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles, and providing tax rebates for zero-emission and low-emission vehicles. Data released by the New Zealand Ministry of Transport in October this year showed that the government invested a total of 279 million New Zealand dollars (approximately 1.7 New Zealand dollars per US dollar) to pay 156,000 subsidies in the past two years. Currently, New Zealand is accelerating the improvement of charging infrastructure. The government plans to invest NZD 257 million by 2030 to build 10,000 charging piles across the country to continuously improve the convenience of charging services and create a wider public charging network to meet the needs of more electric vehicles.

New Zealand also continues to expand its import of overseas brand electric vehicles. According to data released by the New Zealand Automobile Industry Association in July this year, the Chinese brand BYD ATTO 3 accounted for 10% of New Zealand's electric vehicle sales, with obvious competitive advantages. At the beginning of this year, BYD ATTO 3 was also awarded the "New Zealand Best Car of the Year Award" by the New Zealand Automotive Writers Association. "BYD's 'blade battery' technology has the advantages of long cruising range, high energy density, and long life, and is favored by more and more New Zealanders." Warren Wilmot, manager of BYD New Zealand, said that the introduction of more Chinese electric Cars will help New Zealand's transportation sector achieve a green transformation.