At the end of June 2018, the total number of EV’s on the road in New Zealand is 8025, meeting 2018’s target in only 5 months. The forecast was based on a doubling of EV numbers every year to 64,000 in 2021. With recent petrol price and tax rises from July, the economics of EVs will only improve compared to ICE vehicles.  

Statistics on EV adaption in NZ can be found on the Ministry of Transport’s website here.