Govt considers scrapping old cars to modernise vehicle fleet

The government is considering paying people to scrap their old bangers in a bid to modernise the vehicle fleet.

The government is considering putting a levy on imported petrol vehicles to help subsidise electric cars.

However Official Information Act documents released to the Newsroom website show it is still investigating a voluntary car scrapping scheme.

Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter told Newsroom she is expecting advice from officials within weeks on the scheme.

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