CCD Scheme Ending – Latest Update from NZTA

CCD Scheme Ending – Latest Update from NZTA

The Clean Car Discount scheme’s conclusion has been officially disclosed by NZTA. Our team is actively trying to stay updated and is aiming to inform all relevant stakeholders. It’s important to note that the legislation to abolish the fee is currently before the house and is anticipated to pass within the next day.

In line with the government’s decision, the Clean Car Discount (CCD) will conclude on December 31, 2023. To qualify for a rebate, eligible vehicle owners must successfully submit their applications on the NZTA website by 11:59 pm on December 31, 2023.


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Clean Car Discount is ending


The following has been advised by VIA:

Key points:

  1. Clean Car Discount ends on 31/12/2023. No CCD fees or rebates apply to vehicles registered after this date.
  2. NZTA cannot pay any rebates after 31 January. There will be no exceptions.
  3. Correct applications for rebates for eligible vehicles should submitted as soon as possible to avoid missing out.
  4. New VEEEL labels will be available from 1 January and are required to be displayed on the yard or online from 1 January 2024.
  5. There is no change to the Clean Car Standard scheme


What else you need to know:


  • The deadline to submit rebate applications is 11:59pm on 31 December 2023. Applicants must ensure all details and required documents (such as proof of bank account, and sale and purchase agreement) are provided with the application to avoid missing out on the rebate payment. Online rebate applications submitted after 11:59pm on 31 December 2023 won’t be accepted. The service will be blocked.
  • The Government has determined that the last day that rebates can be paid is 31 January 2024. If an application is incomplete and/or requires follow up, then it’s at risk of missing the payment deadline of 31 January 2023. NZTA can’t pay rebates after 31 January 2024, regardless of cause.
  • Only registered parties can apply. Dealer applications must be using the vehicle for business purposes and will need to supply the required documentation, such as the signed statutory declaration, in order for their applications to be processed.


  • Eligible vehicles registered up to and on 31 December 2023 will be required to pay the CCD fee at registration.
  • Incorrect registrations completed in December 2023, seeking correction in 2024, will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Refunding of CCD fees won’t be automatic.
  • No vehicles will be subject to a CCD fee from 1 January 2024, unless considered a 2023 registration correction.



  • From 1 January 2024, vehicles offered for sale on-yard are required to display the new Vehicle Emissions and Energy Economy Label (VEEEL) that no longer shows CCD information. Vehicle online sales listings are also required to be updated by removing CCD information. VEEEL labelling and online data feeds will be updated on 1 January so that the requirements can be met.
  • Data feeds via API will be updated to suppress anything related to the Clean Car Discount, fees and rebates and will apply automatically from 1 January to new online vehicle sales listings. For current listings, your systems provider will simply need to refresh your data on 1 January for the updated data to appear.



  • There are no exceptions to the eligibility criteria and timeframes. Shipping or certification delays are not accepted reasons for late applications.
  • We are not expecting the fund to be in danger of being exhausted before all rebates are paid by 31 January 2024.
  • Common application mistakes to avoid that risk your rebate not being paid:
    • No GST number for a business application
    • Missing sale and purchase document or bank account evidence
    • Supplied application evidence is unreadable or has incomplete or inconsistent information
    • People ticking that they are a Public Authority when this is rare and most are not
    • The registered party is not the person making the application