EVs in Operation (the fleet)

The number of active electric vehicles in New Zealand has significantly increased – particularly since the introduction of the Clean Car Scheme in 2021.

Total light EVs in the fleet

EVs in operation (the fleet)
The graphs show light EVs with an active registration. . They give a snapshot of the makeup of vehicles on NZ roads.

An EV is a vehicle with a plug – it can be charged externally (BEV and PHEV)





Total EVs


What percentage of the NZ fleet is electric?

Despite increasing market share, EVs are only a small proportion of vehicles on the road.

At the beginning of 2022, less than one vehicle out of every hundred had a plug. By the end of the year, this had increased to 1 in 67.

By James Foster

James has been tracking the NZ EV transition since 2016.

Updated as at December 31, 2022