Australian Electric Vehicle Association

Vehicles registered in the ACT in 2020 and 2021

According to reports from Access Canberra, in mid January 2020 there were 446 battery EVs registered in the ACT,  By 1 January 2021 this number had risen to 828. 

Below are details of the reported categories of vehicles registered in the ACT as at 1 January 2021:

PETROL 244586
DIESEL 60989
HYBRID (excl plug-in) 5028
LPG or CNG 1864
ELECTRIC 828
PLUG-IN HYBRID 338
OTHER 141
TOTAL 313774

The above numbers reflect some corrections to earlier data after the Branch, in August 2020, undertook an audit of the ACT's registration data for vehicles recorded as Electric, Hybrid, and Plug-in Hybrid

Popular makes and models

Based on data from early August 2020, the most popular battery electric models in that month were:

  • Tesla Model 3 (203)
  • Kyburz postie bike (111)
  • Nissan Leaf (103)
  • Hyundai Ioniq (89, though some are hybrids)
  • Tesla Model S (65)
  • Hyundai Kona (61)
  • Tesla Model X (20)
  • BMW i3 (19)
  • Mitsubishi iMiEV (8).

And the most popular hybrid models were:

  • Toyota Camry (1217 registered)
  • Toyota Corolla (980)
  • Toyota Prius (805)
  • Lexus - various series (531)
  • Toyota RAV4 (446)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander (140)
  • Honda Civic (71)
  • Subaru Forester (65).

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.

On 1 July 2020 the fleet had 92 zero emission vehicles (41 battery EVs and 51 plug-in hybrid vehicles).  These included:

  • Nissan Leaf – 18 (EV)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander – 35 (PHEV)
  • Hyundai Ioniq – 34 (18 EV and 16 PHEV)
  • Hyundai Kona - 4 (EV)
  • Renault Kangoo – 1 (EV)

The EVs in the government fleet will gradually enter the second-hand market in Canberra.

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