NZ Vehicle Fleet Status March 2021

NZTA provides monthly updated data for number of vehicles in the NZ vehicle fleet [1]. We explore graphically the data for the month ending March 2021 for licensed vehicles only as these are the vehicles legally allowed on NZ roads. We believe there is great value in being able to visualise these data.

All registered vehicles by type

Passenger cars/vans made up 63.9% of the vehicle fleet followed by tailers/caravans at 14.9% and goods vans/trucks at 14.6%. The passenger and goods cars/vans/trucks are those vehicles that are classified as small with mass less than 3500 kg. The Pie chart shows a visualisation of the table listed below it in this section.

Passenger cars and vans

The table data in this section is limited to licensed cars and vans. The vehicles are grouped into periods of ten years and for each period the data are further separated into vehicle type. Passenger cars and vans are mostly petrol engined followed by diesel. The electric vehicles are too small in numbers to be visible on the graph but can be read off by hovering over the graph.

Goods vans, trucks and utilities

The table data in this section is limited to licensed vans, trucks and utilities that are used for goods. Here too the vehicles are grouped into periods of ten years and for each period the data are further separated into vehicle type. Unlike Passenger cars and vans the goods vans, trucks and utilities are mostly diesel engined. In the 2010-2019 period only about 11% of these vehicles ran on petrol.


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