Australian Electric Vehicle Association

Vehicles registered in the ACT - 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 18 September 2023 this number had risen to 5,557.

The following chart and table give a breakdown of the different motive power types for all vehicles registered in the ACT. The chart is only updated periodically.

Registrations by motive power

Petrol 246,951
Diesel 66,135
Hybrid (non-rechargable) 9,217
Battery electric 5,557
LPG or CNG 1,329
Plug-in hybrid 961
Other 108
Hydrogen fuel cell 22
Total 330,280


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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