Clean Car Standard

The Clean Car Standard is one of a range of government initiatives to tackle transport sector CO2 emission levels as part of the effort to address climate change.

The Clean Car Standard aims to encourage a greater supply of low and no emission vehicle imports to New Zealand by charging importers for vehicles with high CO2 emissions and giving credits for vehicles with low CO2 emissions.

Land Transport (Clean Vehicle Standard) Regulations 2022(external link)

You can contact the Clean Car Standard team by emailing