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ACT EV statistics

Vehicles registered in the ACT in 2020 and 2021


According to reports from Access Canberra, in mid January 2020 there were 446 battery EVs registered in the ACT.

By 28 June 2021 this number had risen to 1114. 

Below are details of the reported categories of vehicles registered in the ACT as at 28 June 2021:

PETROL 243428
DIESEL 62017
HYBRID (excl plug-in) 5960
LPG or CNG 1724
TOTAL 314848


Between 24 May and 28 June 2021 the number of battery electric vehicles registered increased from 967 to 1114.  This increase partly reflects the introduction of two years' free registration for zero emission vehicles, which came into effect on 24 May.

Popular makes and models

Based on data supplied by Access Canberra on 16 April 2021, the most popular makes of electric vehicle registered in the ACT were:

  • Tesla (422 vehicles registered)
  • Nissan (132)
  • Hyundai (121)
  • Kyburz (postie bikes, 111)
  • Taylor-Dunn (light trucks and plant, 21)
  • MG (15)
  • Mitsubishi (15).

The 16 April report put the total number of registered EVs at 952.  Though dominated by sedans and station wagons, this number also included 23 motorbikes (in addition to the 111 postie bikes), 12 forklifts and 7 plant vehicles.   The makes of motorbike include Fonzarelli, Harley Davidson, Vaz, Vmoto, Zero and ZZ.

ACT Government car fleet

Under the ACT Government's Action Plan for Transition to Zero Emission Vehicles, all newly leased ACT Government passenger fleet vehicles will be zero emission vehicles from the financial year 2020/21, where fit for purpose.

The ACT Government advised that its car fleet has about 600 passenger vehicles that are suitable for replacement with zero emission vehicles.

In January 2021 the fleet had 118 zero emission vehicles (49 battery EVs and 69 plug-in hybrid vehicles).  These included:

  • Nissan Leaf – 23 (EV)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander – 33 (PHEV)
  • Hyundai Ioniq – 55 (19 EV and 36 PHEV)
  • Hyundai Kona - 6 (EV)
  • Renault Kangoo – 1 (EV)

The EVs in the government fleet will gradually enter the second-hand market in Canberra.

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