Electric vehicles by month in New Zealand 2019

As awareness grows worldwide about environmental issues, consumers are increasingly making eco-conscious choices. This is perhaps most apparent when it comes to carbon emissions, and with the advent and increasing popularity of electric vehicles, more and more buyers are choosing electric cars. This is certainly true of New Zealand; in December 2019, there were a total of 18.7 thousand electric cars in the country. This represents both an increase from November 2019 and monthly growth; there were 12.21 thousand electric vehicles in New Zealand in January 2019.

Electric vehicle registrations

  Examining growth in the number of new electric vehicles registered in New Zealand over the last several years reveals a similar growth trend. In 2019, there were just over seven thousand new registrations of electric vehicles, a significant increase from the previous year, and overall – in 2013 there were just 39 electric vehicles registered in the country.

Licensed vehicles and new car sales

  The majority of licensed vehicles in New Zealand are cars; as of April 2020, there are 2.17 million cars registered, compared to around seven hundred thousand other vehicles, including tractors. Notably, there are only around 220 thousand buses and coaches registered in New Zealand. There are currently around one hundred thousand cars sold in New Zealand every year; in 2019, 104.09 thousand cars were sold. This represents a slight decrease from the previous year. The industry has experienced growth over the last decade, following a drop in 2009 to around 54 thousand cars sold. This drop could be attributed to the global financial crisis that occurred around 2009 to 2010.

Number of electric vehicles in New Zealand in 2019, by month

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Release date

June 2020


New Zealand

Survey time period

January 2019 to December 2019

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