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
There were 349 new and 82 used electric vehicles registered in June 2021 . Each month we create a list of the top 10 most popular EVs by make and model. In June Tesla overtook Nissan as the most popular EV. The impact of EV rebates on EV registrations will become clear in the coming months but so far the data is unlikely to reflect any impact from the EV policy changes.
The Climate Change Commission released their report this week. In this blog post we examine Chapter 14 of the report titled “Policy direction for transport”. We restrict our review to recommendation 17 (Improve mobility options and reduce emissions) and 18 (Accelerate emissions reductions from the light vehicle fleet) within that chapter. We could cover the remainder of that chapter pertaining to transport vehicles at a later time.
New passenger car and commercial vehicle registrations picked up again in May 2021 (the second highest monthly registrations so far this year) . Toyota was the top new vehicle make added to the NZ fleet for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. This blog lists the top 10 new vehicles added to the NZ national fleet in May 2021 and compares them to the previous months. Top 10 new passenger cars in May 2021 Toyota remained in the top of the table for new passenger cars in May, having been there last month too. Toyota remains New Zealand’s most beloved and trusted passenger car. Mitsubishi remained in second position in the list. Honda and Subaru are new entrants in the top 10 list for passenger cars. Hyundai dropped two positions in the table to number 8. Volkswagen saw a 51.5% jump in registrations compared to April and jumped two positions in the table to number 6 on the list. Toyota continuously tops the list of most new car registrations by make and therefore can be regarded as the most popular car in NZ. But for other vehicle types in the list, quarterly registration numbers rather than monthly registrations more accurately […]