BEV Share by Make

New BEV Registration

In 2021, over 75% of new full EVs registered in New Zealand were either an MG, Hyundai, or Tesla.

This continues to change as the market becomes more fragmented, and brands like Polestar and BYD take market share.

The shape of the EV market is completely different from the non-EV market. A notable number of larger makes are missing from the BEV market (Ford, Toyota, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Honda for example).

Combining Used Imports

Including used imports shows the dominance of the Nissan Leaf as the primary used EV imported into NZ.

Growth Over Time

Tesla clearly dominates new EVs on the road in NZ. Supply constraints have made growth unpredictable.

By James Foster

James has been tracking the NZ EV transition since 2016.

Updated as at November 30, 2022