Vehicle Scrappage Programs in New Zealand: History and Impact Vehicle Scrappage Programs in New Zealand: History and Impact In recent years, there has been increasing concern over vehicle emissions and their impact on the environment. To address this issue, the New Zealand government has implemented various vehicle scrappage programs aimed at reducing emissions and promoting the use of fuel-efficient vehicles. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the history of these programs and their impact on the country. The Clean Car Discount Program (2021) The most recent vehicle scrappage program implemented in New Zealand is the Clean Car Discount Program. This program was introduced to encourage the purchase of low-emission vehicles and discourage the importation of high-emission vehicles. Under this program, eligible electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles can receive a discount of up to $8,625, while eligible low-emission vehicles can receive a discount of up to $3,450. The program is funded by introducing a fee on high-emission vehicles at the point of import. The Vehicle Scrappage Scheme (2009-2010) In 2009, the New Zealand government introduced the Vehicle Scrappage Scheme as part of its Economic Stimulus Package during the global financial crisis. The program offered a $1,000 subsidy to […]
In 2021 the New Zealand government started subsidizing electric and hybrid vehicles. Despite this the top 10 best selling makes are the traditional internal combustion engine cars. Had the subsidy kicked in at the beginning of 2021, we might have seen Tesla make this list. Data Source Table contains a list of the top ten cars in all 12 months of 2021. The number for each car make is the total number of registrations in 2021. Make Count TOYOTA 29437 MITSUBISHI 20152 FORD 17279 KIA 10151 MAZDA 9258 NISSAN 8611 SUZUKI 8126 HYUNDAI 8120 VOLKSWAGEN 5452 HONDA 4110 How we determine vehicle popularity We make the assumption that registrations indicate popularity. Registrations in a single month may not accurately reflect a vehicle’s overall popularity but can accurately reflect popularity when considered over a period of a few months. As always, don’t forget to check out our services and products page DEOL Car Solutions. For additional information Contact us by filling out the contact form or send us an email or for that matter call us. […]
There were 23072 passenger cars/vans registered in July 2021, 9955 were new and 13113 were used imports. In this blog post we publish the most popular passenger cars/vans that run on petrol or diesel based on vehicle make and model.
In June 2021 there were 349 new and 82 used electric vehicles registered. We can see a clear impact of the clean car rebate programme. The number of new EV registrations in July more than doubled compared to June. Similarly the number of used EV registrations in July increased by more than a factor of six compared to June 2021. The impact of EV rebates on EV registrations will become clearer in the coming months.
We give a history of “cash for cars” to explain how it began and what it means today. We explicitly define “cash for cars” for future reference. To the best of our knowledge this is the first such attempt at a formal definition of “cash for cars” and it will have major implications for second hand car owners and the industry. […]
Importing more than a million tonnes of coal last year has had the same impact as adding about half a million passenger cars to the NZ fleet for a year. The current rate at which electric vehicles are being added to the NZ fleet, it would be at least until 2025 when we could see half a million EVs on NZ roads. […]
Clean Car Discount overview page
provides some preliminary information on the rebate amount. Detailed information such as rebate amount about per gram/kilometre of CO2 emissions is missing. However, a graphic titled “Clean Car Programme 2022” is
provided and we have shown that graphic as figure 1 here. In this blog post we explain the problems with this graphic. […]
In 2009 the Ministry of Transport, NZTA and Environment Canterbury ran a vehicle scrappage trial in Wellington and Christchurch for three and a half weeks. The trial cost $150,361 and 349 vehicles were scrapped. In this blog post we list some important lessons learnt from the trial and comment on the future viability of similar trial.
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Of the 26621 total vehicles registered in June there were 5097 GOODS VAN/TRUCK/UTILITY vehicles registered in June 2021, 4638 were new and 459 were used imports. In this blog post we publish the most popular GOODS VAN/TRUCK/UTILITY vehicles that are classified as light vehicles but used in commercial activities and that run on petrol or diesel based on vehicle make and model. Data Source