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Clean car discount scheme announced



The Clean Car Discount comes into effect on 1 July 2021 until 31 December 2021 providing rebates (subject to funding) for eligible new and used light electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) after they are registered in New Zealand for the first time. From 1 January 2022 the Clean Car Discount will be based on the CO2 emissions of vehicles. Those with zero or low emissions would qualify for a rebate and those with high emissions would incur a fee.

The proposed Clean Car Standard and Clean Car Discount schemes are part of a suite of measures Cabinet has approved to help address climate change.