Australian Electric Vehicle Association

Vehicles registered in the ACT - January 2020 onwards

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

By 8th August 2022 this number had risen to 2,100

Below are details of the reported categories of vehicles registered in the ACT.

PETROL 245,052
DIESEL 64,500
HYBRID (excl plug-in) 7,438
LPG or CNG 1,532
TOTAL 321,447


Battery electric vehicles, which represented one vehicle in every 686 registered in January 2020, now represent one vehicle in every 153 registered.

ACT Government Dashboard

The ACT Government runs this ZEV dashboard:


Popular makes and models


For the ACT, there were 413 sales of BEVs between January and June.  This encompassed 24 different models.  The ones with the most sales were:

Tesla Model 3 (190)

Polestar 2 (34)

Hyundai Kona (28)

Volvo XC40 (28)

Hyundai Ioniq hatchback (27)

Hyundai Ioniq 5 (22)

Nissan Leaf (21).

Information from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.


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).  These included:

  • Nissan Leaf – 47 (BEV)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander – 37 (PHEV)
  • Hyundai Ioniq – 60 (19 BEV and 41 PHEV)
  • Hyundai Nexo - 20 (FCEV)
  • Hyundai Kona - 9 (BEV)
  • Renault Kangoo – 1 (BEV)

There were 6 Hyundai Ioniqs in the government fleet (2 BEV, 4 PHEV) that are expected to enter the second hand market during 2022.

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