Registered vehicles (January 2020 onwards)

According to reports from Access Canberra from January 2020, there were 446 battery electric vehicles registered in the ACT. These represented one vehicle in every 686 registered. How things have changed!

By 4 March 2024 this number had risen to 7,207.

The following chart and table gives a breakdown of the different motive power types for all vehicles registered in the ACT. The chart does not plot hydrogen fuell cell vehicles as they represent less than 0.01% of the fleet. Note: this chart is only updated periodically.

Registrations by motive power

Petrol 247,096
Diesel 67,058
Hybrid (non-rechargable) 10,400
Battery electric 7,207
LPG or CNG 1,255
Plug-in hybrid 1,316
Other 99
Hydrogen fuel cell 22
Total 334,453


There were 1280 BEVs sold in the ACT in 2022. More details can be found in the FCAI 2022 Zero and Low Emissions Vehicles Report from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

ACT Government Dashboard

The ACT Government maintains the following ZEV dashboard. It is updated regularly.

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.

As of 25 November 2021 the fleet had 174 zero emission vehicles (76 battery EVs, 78 plug-in hybrid EVs, and 20 fuel cell EVs). 

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