Clean Car questions and answers

Clean Car Standard

  • What is the purpose of the Clean Car Standard?

    The Clean Car Standard incentivises importers/distributors to supply cleaner cars to those living in New Zealand. If more vehicle buyers purchase electric vehicles because there are more low-emission options available, the vehicle carbon emissions in New Zealand will be reduced, helping achieve the Government’s target of being carbon neutral by 2050.

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Clean Car Discount

  • When did the Clean Car Discount end?

    The Clean Car Discount (CCD) ended on 31 December 2023. You can no longer apply for a rebate.

    • Eligible vehicles registered up to and on 31 December 2023 were subject to CCD fees and rebates.
    • Vehicles eligible for a rebate and registered up to and on 31 December 2023 were able to apply for a rebate until 31 December 2023.
    • From 1 January 2024, no vehicles are subject to a CCD fee.
    • Rebate applications submitted after 11:59pm on 31 December 2023 won’t be accepted. There will be no exceptions.
    • There is no change to the Clean Car Standard scheme.
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