On Sunday 13th June 2021, the Government announced new measures to take action on reducing transport emissions to help meet New Zealand’s 2050 carbon neutral target. Two initiatives will be put in place: The Clean Car Discount and the Clean Car Standard.
The Clean Car Programme only applies to new purchases of Battery electric vehicles and Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles from 1st July 2021, and to CO2 emission vehicles from 1st January 2022.
A full overview of this scheme can be found in the NZTA website.
Clean Car Discount
Vehicles with a maximum purchase price of $80,000 (incl GST and ORC’s) are eligible.
The following rebates will start from 1st July 2021:
- For battery electric vehicles, there will be rebates of $8,625 for new vehicles, and of $3,450 for used vehicles
- For Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, there will be rebates of $5,750 for new vehicles, and of $2,300 for used vehicles
From 1st July to 31st December 2021
Clean Car Standard
Subject to legislation being passed, the Clean Car Standard initiative will consist of rebates and fees for imported new and used vehicles based on CO2 emission ratings from 2022.
From 1st January 2022
Got a question?
If you have any questions about how the Clean Car Programme works, you can find all the necessary information in the NZTA website.