The Clean Car Discount in 2022

17 March, 2022

From 1 April 2022, the Clean Car Discount takes effect and includes rebates and fees for new and used eligible vehicles the first time they are registered in New Zealand, based on CO2 emissions.

Buyers choosing zero or low-emission vehicles may qualify for a rebate – The lower the emissions the greater the rebate (see table below). Eligible vehicles with a CO2 emission value of 192 gms/km or more will incur a fee that is payable at registration. Vehicles with a CO2 emission value of 146 gms/km or less may be eligible for a rebate (subject to conditions). Vehicles with moderate emissions will not incur a fee or be eligible for a rebate. Contact your local Ingham Dealership to find out more.

How to check if a vehicle is eligible for a rebate or fee**

Vehicle and registered person requirements*:

  • The vehicle must cost less than $80,000 (including GST and on road charges)
  • Have a rating of 3 stars or more on the Rightcar website (www.rightcar.co.nz)
  • It must be registered for the first time in New Zealand from 1 April 2022.
  • The rebate is payable only to the first person who has registered to the vehicle (regardless of ownership)

* For the latest information visit the NZTA website

Clean Car Rebates

What rebate could I receive?


The table below provides a summary of possible rebates available, depending on a cars CO2 emissions**.

Vehicle carbon emissions (grams)Used vehicleNew vehicle
0 (zero emissions)$3000$7500
1 to 56$2000$5000
57 to 146$3000 less (emissions X $20 X 130/145)$7500 less (emissions X $50 X 130/145)
Note: All figures exclude GST. The final amount of rebate paid will include GST, except for public authorities, which cannot claim the GST. To find the indicative rebate for a specific CO2 emission visit Rightcar

How do I apply for my Clean Car Rebate?

To apply for a rebate, you’ll need a copy of the vehicle offer and sale agreement, proof of the registered person’s bank account and the GST number if the vehicle is being used for business purposes.

Clean Car Fees

Fees for high emission vehicles (with a CO2 emission value of 192 gms/km or more) start on 1 April 2022 and are paid at the time the vehicle is first registered in New Zealand.

What are the Clean Car fees?

The table below provides a summary of possible fees, depending on a cars CO2 emissions**.

Vehicle carbon emissions* (grams per kilometre) Used vehicle New vehicle
192 or more(emissions – 186) x $37.50
Capped at $2500
(emissions – 186) x $50
Capped at $4500
Note: figures above are exclusive of GST. The fee (including applicable GST) must be paid to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles at the same time as the person pays for the registration of the vehicle.
To find out the indicative fee for a specific model based on CO2 emission visit the Rightcar website.

Find out more

To find a car right for you, contact our team and let us help. Here is a selection of cars eligible for the rebate.

New Vehicle Specification Enquiry

We’ll send you everything you need to know about a specific model in the range.

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**Please refer to the information provided through the Ministry of Transport

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