Citroën is proudly a low emissions vehicle manufacturer, and under the Clean Car Program, none of our cars attract a fee.
Rebates are ending on December 31
With a likely change in government, the National Party has pledged to remove the Clean Car Discount by 31st December*. Join the Electric Revolution. There are only a few weeks left until the Clean Car Discount is gone, now is the time to act.
*The NZ National political party made a commitment pre-election to implement their 100-Day Action Plan if New Zealander’s chose a National-led government. The 100-day plan parliamentary agenda includes introducing legislation to repeal The Clean Car Discount (CCD) Fee and Rebate, by 31/12/23. The CCD includes a $7,015 rebate for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and $4,025 rebate for Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV), which will be removed by the end of 2023. For more about the 100-day plan information visit www.national.org.nz/100dayplan.
What is the Clean Car Program?
The New Zealand Government introduced the Clean Car Rebate on electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) in 2021 to make it more affordable for Kiwis to own an electric vehicle as part of the goal towards net zero by 2050, and was expanded in April 2022 to include all vehicles with a band on CO2 emissions to apply a rebate or fee. There is also a neutral band where no rebate or fee applies.
The Clean Car Program is intended to be a self-funded scheme. Changes have been made from 1 July 2023 to ensure fees generate enough revenue to fund the rebates and administration costs.
Changes from July 1, 2023
Rebates and neutral band
Zero emission vehicles (EVs)
For new models, the rebate reduced from $8,625 to $7,015.
Low emission vehicles
The threshold at which low emission vehicles will be eligible for a rebate changed from 146 g CO2/km to 100 g CO2/km.
Zero band range vehicles
Some vehicles won’t be eligible for a rebate or incur a fee. The zero band range is 101 – 149 (g CO2/km), down from 147 – 191.
Rebate rates for new vehicles
The rebate rate per gram of CO2 in the range of 60 – 100 is $57.50, down from $51.55. The maximum rebate decreased from $5,750 to $4,025.
150 - 259 CO2 g/km emissions
The fee rate per gram changed from $58.00 to $57.50.
260 or more CO2 g/km emissions
The maximum fee increased from $5,175 to $6,900.
Rebate and fee structure
Rebates are based on the following criteria:
WLTP3 CO2 measurement
All vehicles (EV, Hybrid, Internal Combustion)
Minimum 3 star safety rating
RRP up to $80,000
New and Used vehicles
Rebates and fees based on a sliding scale of CO2 emissions (new car rebates / fees shown):
1-100g: $5,750 to $3,520
101-146g: $3,470 to $0
192-220g: -$350 to -$1,960
221-273+g: -$2,020 to -$5,175
Citroën’s low emissions leadership
While the Clean Car Standard and a focus on low emissions is relatively new to New Zealand, similar rules have been in place for many years in Europe. Citroën has invested heavily to reduce average CO2 emissions over this time, resulting in being part of Europe’s number 1 low emissions vehicle manufacturer.
Citroën has already been using this experience in New Zealand with our range of Euro 6 low emission engines. We will expand this further from 2023 and beyond with the introduction of full electric and plug-in hybrid models.
Citroën is already one of the lowest emissions brands in NZ based on average CO2 of cars sold. With a continued focus on EV, PHEV and low emission cars, we will continue to improve.
How will your next Citroën be affected?
The changes to the Clean Car Program from July 1st, 2023 means your next Citroën will attract a rebate or fee, or be cost neutral.
Citroën electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles
Price: From $69,990 + ORC Rebate: $7,015 Net price: From $62,975 + ORC