Car-share companies are adding to their fleets - thanks partly to millions in Government funding for electric vehicles - but are waiting on Auckland Transport to decide if it will help them deploy more cars onto Auckland streets.

Car-sharing start-up company Mevo was awarded $500,000 as part of the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority's August round of funding under the Low Emission Vehicle Contestable Fund. That fund was set up under the previous Government to accelerate the uptake of EVs and allocates $7 million a year to various applicants.

Mevo will put the money towards buying 100 battery-powered electric vehicles

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