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Electric vehicles to get special bypass lanes on 11 busy Auckland roads

The owners of electric vehicles in Auckland have been given the green light to 11 priority bypass lanes on busy State Highways. 

Source: 1 NEWS

The move is part of a 12-month trial by NZTA to encourage Kiwis to buy electric vehicles. 

Transport Agency director Harry Wilson said it was an "important step in reducing the amount of emissions produced by our vehicle fleet". 

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He said the bypass access would give users with electric cars faster access to the motorway and reduce travel times. 

All lanes are expected to be ready for electric vehicles at the end of September. 

Registered electric vehicle owners will receive an information pack which includes an identification sticker to show their car is electric. 

For more information, go to: www.nzta.govt.nz/ev-special-vehicle-lanes

Click here to see the eligible special lanes