Clean Car Discount

The Clean Car Discount consists of rebates and fees based on CO2 emissions for new and used eligible vehicles the first time they are registered in New Zealand. The higher the CO2 emissions, the greater the fee; the lower the emissions, the greater the rebate. Vehicles with moderate emissions will not incur a fee or be eligible for a rebate. From 1 July 2023 rebates and fees for the Clean Car Discount will be changing.

Some of the changes are:

  • a special rebate for new and used low emission disability vehicles will be introduced
  • for new vehicles, the maximum rebate will decrease, and the maximum fee will increase
  • the threshold at which vehicles will be subject to fees will reduce from 192 grams of CO2 per kilometre to 150 grams

While we are disappointed with these changes which will affect all new car buyers, we can assure you that these fee changes are outside of our control. You can find further information on the NZTA Website.

However if you are thinking about upgrading to a new vehicle this year? Purchasing one before July 1st can potentially save you thousands of dollars.