Auckland’s EV Transit Lane Trial

Posted on June 29, 2017

The NZ Transport Agency is consulting on a proposal to allow electric vehicles access to specified special vehicles lanes.

And we’re left wondering why Auckland City Council isn’t a driving force behind the decision?

The proposed bylaw will allow EVs access to11 priority bypass lanesat state highway onramps in Auckland, for a 12 month trial period.

We totally supportelectric busesand we’re now promoting eBikes, but we need to save the planet with urgency by getting petrol and diesel cars off our roads.  Remember T2 and T3 lane access for EV’s will last until we reach2% penetrationof EVs on the road, so it’s a temporary measure to flip the nations fleet to electric.

Ten of these special vehicle lanes are currently reserved for use by high-occupancy (T2) motor vehicles and trucks, and one is abus-only onramp.


For more information on electric vehicles and how much an EV could save you, check out ourEV Buyers GuideandEV Calculator.

There’s no doubt that the bylaw has the potential to put more EVs on New Zealand’s roads. In fact, it’s part of the Government’s package to encourage the uptake ofelectric vehicles in New Zealand to 64,000 by the end of 2021.

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However, we’re still waiting for Auckland City Council to open roads (under their jurisdiction) to EVs, which has proved a successful tactic in Europe.

If the bylaw is approved the trial will commence on25thAugust 2017.

This consultation is taking place in anticipation of legislative changes being made by Parliament in the Energy Innovation (Electric Vehicles and Other Matters) Bill.

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The consultation closes at 5pm on Thursday 3 August 2017.

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