EV Market Share by Region

How is market share increasing across the different regions in NZ?

What is market share?

The percentage of light vehicles registered each month that are EVs.

This includes passenger cars and light goods vehicles (such as utes and vans under 3,500 kg).

An EV is a vehicle that can be charged externally (BEV or PHEV).

2022 market share ranked by town

Towns in NZ ranked by EV market share. Shows the number of units of BEVs, PHEVs, and all light vehicles registered in the year.

TownMarket ShareBEVPHEVALL
Lyttelton36.1﹪4611158
Waiheke Island33.5﹪5412197
Upper Moutere24.1﹪2414158
Arrowtown23.5﹪199119
Waikanae23.2﹪6848501
Greytown22.9﹪2112144
Wellington22.4﹪13057709260
Albany22.1﹪6715371
West Melton21.8﹪168110
Pegasus20.2﹪2320213
Kaukapakapa20﹪1610130
Otaki19.2﹪3223286
Orewa18.8﹪5533468
Raglan18.8﹪2210170
Ohope18.3﹪128109
Lincoln18.1﹪6128492
Silverdale18﹪6136538
Whangaparaoa17.5﹪9651841
Featherston17.4﹪145109
Takaka17﹪126106
Prebbleton17﹪2513224
Paraparaumu17﹪113651046
Oxford16.9﹪185136
Red Beach15.9﹪2613245
Warkworth15.7﹪6427581
Havelock North15.5﹪5240595
Waipu15.4﹪1211149
Kumeu15.2﹪4018382
Queenstown15﹪96811178
Wanaka14.7﹪6738714
Ohaupo14.7﹪174143
Porirua14.5﹪2051292310
Amberley13.9﹪179187
Taupo13.8﹪173721780
Mangawhai13.6﹪178184
Katikati13.5﹪3417379
Helensville13.2﹪1411190
Pokeno13.1﹪3916419
Leeston13.1﹪169191
Rolleston13﹪124711499
Upper Hutt12.7﹪119661456
Whangarei12.5﹪2271242815
Waimauku12.5﹪124128
Waiuku12.4﹪3720461
Darfield12.4﹪176186
Wellsford12.2﹪166181
Cambridge12﹪82411023
Opotiki11.9﹪1115218
Carterton11.8﹪2111272
Tuakau11.3﹪2011274
Cromwell11.2﹪2523427
Manukau11.2﹪358383
Dunedin11﹪2621703936
Omokoroa11﹪812181
Wakefield11﹪116154
Nelson10.9﹪1531042361
Picton10.8﹪142148
Thames10.8﹪2714380
One Tree10.8﹪101102
Turangi10.7﹪58122
Kerikeri10.6﹪2129472
Inglewood10.6﹪119188
Te Kauwhata10.6﹪116160
Lower Hutt10.5﹪3291764806
Motueka10.5﹪1914314
Ngaruawahia10.5﹪1010190
Whangamata10.4﹪613182
Rangiora10.4﹪82451217
Mosgiel10.4﹪3132606
Kaiapoi10.4﹪5126742
Tauranga10.3﹪3062115033
Papakura10.3﹪105651648
Auckland10.3﹪7377280198996
Drury10.3﹪205243
Geraldine10.2﹪811187
Hikurangi9.8﹪46102
Whitianga9.8﹪189276
Bulls9.6﹪55104
Kaikohe9.4﹪99191
Kaiwaka9.4﹪82106
New Plymouth9.1﹪1441062740
Papamoa9﹪58371057
Kamo8.9﹪72101
Woodend8.8﹪67147
Hamilton8.7﹪69130311473
Christchurch8.7﹪160670226665
Ashhurst8.7﹪65126
Masterton8.3﹪51491207
Marton8.3﹪126218
Napier8﹪139892845
Pukekohe7.9﹪87571833
Waitara7.8﹪510193
Richmond7.5﹪3828880
Rotorua7.4﹪121542378
Te Puke7.4﹪2628733
Te Awamutu7.3﹪3630906
Mount Maunganui7.2﹪86281590
Levin7.2﹪3425822
Palmerston North7.1﹪1401403961
Kaitaia7.1﹪1016367
Stratford6.9﹪1013335
Matamata6.9﹪1810406
Dargaville6.7﹪59210
Whanganui6.6﹪59531708
Whakatane6.6﹪3924961
Hawera6.5﹪1517494
Taupiri6.5﹪43108
Blenheim6.5﹪46401321
Alexandra6.2﹪118306
Feilding6.1﹪2121694
Waipukurau6.1﹪94212
Morrinsville6.1﹪2017606
Hastings6﹪68652222
Foxton6﹪27151
Greymouth5.9﹪1215455
Riverton5.9﹪43119
Waimate5.7﹪57212
Takanini5.5﹪50191245
Timaru5.5﹪31461406
Oamaru5.4﹪1523700
Pahiatua5.3﹪24113
Westport5.2﹪63172
Te Aroha5.2﹪76252
Ashburton5.2﹪37341357
Huntly5.1﹪77273
Kawerau5﹪33119
Waihi5﹪55200
Kaikoura5﹪43141
Waipawa4.9﹪51122
Wairoa4.9﹪14103
Balclutha4.9﹪311287
Gisborne4.8﹪19491412
Temuka4.7﹪55211
Putaruru4.6﹪44173
Te Kuiti4.5﹪35178
Tokoroa4.5﹪58292
Winton4.5﹪54199
North Shore4.5﹪23110
Reporoa4.4﹪41113
Invercargill4.1﹪52592726
Taumarunui4﹪14126
Paeroa3.6﹪18253
Hokitika3.1﹪33194
Dannevirke3﹪44270
Rakaia2.9﹪40138
Gore2.7﹪87558
Te Anau2.3﹪12128
Otorohanga2.1﹪22188
Papatoetoe0.3﹪02584

Criteria

Only towns with more than 100 vehicles registered within the period are shown. Note that “town” is a free text field on the registration form. There has been some cleansing to assist in consolidating erroneous data.

By James Foster

James has been tracking the NZ EV transition since 2016.

Updated as at November 30, 2022