EV Market Stats 2023

Tracking the growth of electric vehicles in New Zealand.

August 31, 2023       9 min read
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The number of EVs in NZ has grown considerably since 2021. The combination of lower prices, increased model variety, and government rebates have contributed to growing market share.

How many fully electric vehicles are there in New Zealand?

As of the end of August 2023, there are over 60,000 fully electric light vehicles and a further 25,000 plug-in hybrids.

Cumulative number of battery-electric vehicles in NZ

What proportion of new cars registered each month are battery electric?

The new car market is showing the strongest shift toward electric vehicles. Due to variations in supply, numbers vary from month to month.

Monthly number of new battery electric cars and market share

See a more detailed analysis of EVs in the new car market.

How many plug-in vehicles are there in NZ?

The number of plug-in hybrid vehicles has increased alongside the growth of battery electric. However, in 2023, the market share of plug-in hybrids has stayed relatively flat.

Cumulative number of plug-in vehicles registered in NZ

What proportion of new cars sold each month are plug-in hybrid or electric?

For the past year, almost 1 out of 5 new cars registered in NZ were battery-electric or plug-in hybrid.

Monthly number of new plug-in cars and market share

How has the electric car market share grown over time?

In 2018, just over 1% of all new cars registered were electric. In 2022, the market share of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars was almost 20%. This growth corresponds with a decline in demand for petrol-only cars.

Annual plug-in market share of new car registrations

2023 sees a modest increase in the gap between battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars.

What proportion of new utes or vans registered are plug-in hybrid or electric?

Only 1% of all new utes and vans registered in 2023 were electric vehicles.

See more analysis of the light vehicle market.

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