EVs in Operation (the fleet)

The number of active electric vehicles in New Zealand has increased significantly over the past few years. The introduction of the Clean Car Discount in July 2021 coincided with consistent growth.

EVs in operation (the fleet)
This report includes light EVs with an active registration. It’s a snapshot of the makeup of vehicles on NZ roads.

An EV is a vehicle that can be charged externally (Battery Electric Vehicle and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle).

Total plug-ins in the light vehicle fleet

The number of plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles is increasing monthly.

BEV (Battery electric)


from previous month

PHEV (Plug-in hybrid)


from previous month

Total Plug-in EVs


from previous month

What does New Zealand’s vehicle fleet look like?

If the light vehicle fleet were displayed as 100 vehicles, it’s apparent that only a small amount are electrified.

NZ light vehicle fleet

New Zealand’s monthly EV percentage increase

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

As a proportion of the overall light vehicle fleet, EVs are seeing a modest increase.

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