Motorists should be given cash incentives for buying more fuel-efficient cars and penalized for purchasing inefficient vehicles, the New Zealand Business Development Council for Sustainable Development says. In a new report, the council suggests an incentive of NZ$3,000 ($2,066) for vehicles with a fuel efficiency of 38 mpg (6.5 L/100 km) or better and NZ$1,500 ($1,033) for vehicles achieving 28 mpg-36 mpg- (8.5 L/100 km-6.6 L/100 km-) at their first registration. But the group says ...

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