Electric vehicles available in New Zealand
Mass produced electric cars have been on sale to the New Zealand public since 2011, both new and as second-hand imports.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are often more expensive to purchase, especially if buying new, but cost far less to operate than petrol and diesel vehicles - the equivalent of paying 30c per litre for petrol. This means that if you look at the total cost of owning a vehicle, rather than just the one-off purchase price, an EV is a great option for your next car.
You can find out more about the cost of an electric car by using our vehicle total cost of ownership tool – it provides a list of new vehicles available in New Zealand along with their operating costs and you can change the data to reflect your own vehicle use.