The trouble is — we really, really love our cars.

Did you know that collectively, Kiwis drive the equivalent of 1.2 million times round the planet every year? Or that, in New Zealand, we drive 49 billion kilometres each year?

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What to do next

  • Climate-friendly ways to get around

    Feel good about how you get around.

    • Low emission transport
  • Say no to short car trips

    Kiwis make more than a billion car trips under 2km every year. By stretching our legs instead, we can slash greenhouse gas emissions.

    • Low emission transport
  • Choosing transport

    Love the freedom of mixing up car trips with healthier, low emissions options.

    • Low emission transport

Sources

Research: EECA Consumer Monitor – Oct-Dec 2020.

Ministry of Transport NZ Household Travel Survey Data 2015-2017

Ministry of Transport Annual Fleet Statistics Report 2019

Toitū te Taiao – Waka Kotahi NZTA

Motor Industry Association

Rightcar.govt.nz(external link)