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 27th June 2022 this number had risen to 2,029

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

PETROL 245,342
DIESEL 64,213
HYBRID (excl plug-in) 7,284
LPG or CNG 1,542
TOTAL 321,226


Battery electric vehicles, which represented one vehicle in every 686 registered in January 2020, now represent one vehicle in every 160 registered.

ACT Government Dashboard

The ACT Government runs this ZEV dashboard:


Popular makes and models



Popular makes and models


Based on data supplied by Access Canberra on 8 September 2021, the most popular models of battery electric vehicle registered in the ACT were:

  • Tesla Model 3 (541 vehicles registered)
  • Hyundai Kona (101)
  • Nissan Leaf ZE1 (101)
  • Nissan Leaf ZE0 (91)
  • Tesla Model S (69)
  • Hyundai Ioniq (68)
  • Tesla Model X (24)
  • Mini Electric (16)
  • BMW i3 (13)
  • Porsche Taycan (13)
  • Jaguar i-Pace (12)
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV (11).


[1] There must have been a purge of the registration database in August 2021, because the total number of registered vehicles fell by about 4600 between mid August and mid September.

[2] The Branch is conducting an audit of the Motive Power classifications, based on VIN stems supplied by Access Canberra.  This will lead to some changes in the above statistics.

[3] Of the 541 Tesla Model 3s, 271 were manufactured in the US, and 270 in China.

[4] Of the 91 first-generation Nissan Leafs, 48 were provided by Nissan, and 43 were privately imported.

[5] In addition to the 68 Hyundai Ioniq Electrics, there were also 69 Ioniq Plug-Ins, and 10 Ioniq Hybrids. 

[6] A report by Access Canberra in April 2021 recorded that there were 23 electric motorbikes, 12 electric forklifts and 7 electric plant vehicles.   The makes of motorbike include Fonzarelli, Harley Davidson, Vaz, Vmoto, Zero and ZZ.

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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