DPA made a submission to Te Manatū Waka Ministry of Transport for its consultation on Euro 6/VI vehicle emissions standards.

While we agree that Aotearoa New Zealand needs to reduce the harmful emissions emitted by motor vehicles, we do not believe that disabled people, who are amongst the most transport disadvantaged in our population, should be further marginalised through regulations that will make it more expensive to purchase disability adapted vehicles.

We propose an alternative approach that would provide rebates and grants to disabled people who buy or change to less polluting vehicles; an approach that would reduce the transport disadvantage faced by some disabled people rather than widen it.

Read the DPA submission on the Euro 6/VI vehicle emissions standards [Word Doc]