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Government changes mind and pushes for e-cars

Monday 14 Aug 17 10:00am


THE GOVERNMENT is promising to make a third of its car fleet electric by 2021 – despite saying last year that cash-strapped government departments couldn’t afford to replace petrol cars, let alone buy more expensive electric cars.

Climate minister Paula Bennett and economic development minister Simon Bridges announced National’s new policy yesterday, saying they want the Government to lead by example.

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