The New Zealand Government has now introduced the Clean Car Discount scheme with the aim to reduce transport emissions to help meet the country’s 2050 carbon neutral target. This will consist of rebates and fees for new and used eligible vehicles the first time they are registered in New Zealand, based on CO2 emissions.
If you choose to purchase a zero or low-emission vehicle, you may be eligible for a rebate. The lower the emissions the greater the rebate. Fees will also be imposed on vehicles with higher emissions in recognition of the increased environmental and economic costs they are imposing. Vehicles with moderate emissions will not incur a fee and may even be eligible for a rebate.
A full overview of this scheme can be found in the NZTA website.