Fuel-efficient tyres initative announced

Energy Efficiency is being championed as the world’s first fuel, the foundation of economic growth, by Minister of Energy and Resources, Simon Bridges.

In his latest initiative to reduce carbon emissions, Minister Bridges is targeting Industrial Heat and Transport, and specifically fuel-efficient tyres.

This is one of three initiatives just released by the Minister to improve energy efficiency.

According to the Minister, passenger cars are responsible for about 10 per cent of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions and increased uptake of fuel efficient tyres presents an opportunity to reduce emissions at a national level.

The Minister says that by doubling sales of fuel efficient tyres, this programme will save 2.5 million litres of fuel each year and around 6000 tonnes of carbon, which is the equivalent of taking around 1,900 cars off the road.

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