There are 15,473 vehicles in the government fleet and only 78 are electric. When the coalition Government came into power in late 2017, the agreement between Labour and New Zealand First stipulated that the entire fleet would be emissions-free by mid-2025, “where practicable”.
Although it was repeated as recently as June, that goal has been quietly revised to a commitment that, after mid-2025, all new vehicles entering the fleet will be emissions-free.
No wonder they dropped that target quietly because the difference is huge.
If the target is 100% electric vehicles for the government fleet by 2025, then one can measure progress. For example after two years of government, they have achieved only 0.5% electric despite being quarter of the way to 2025.
By making the target that after 2025 all new vehicles will be electric, it means they don’t actually have to achieve anything for the next six years. Effectively only if they got a 4th term, would they do anything.
It shows once again how this is a Government great on rhetoric but absolutely incompetent on delivery.