Re: NZTA confirms CCD ends December 31st


Please see VIA announcement below:



Clean Car Discount Ends 31 December!!


VIA has been monitoring the progress of legislation to repeal the CCD scheme, and we have been working with the Ministry and the Agency to get clear, relevant, and timely information about this out to the industry.

Today, the Government made the following announcement:

The Clean Car Discount (CCD) is ending on 31 December 2023. To get a rebate, applications for an eligible registered vehicle need to be successfully submitted on the NZTA website by 11:59pm, 31 December 2023.
Apply for a rebate

Clean Car Discount is ending (this link will be live after 2pm)

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.
  • For organisations receiving electronic feeds via API, there will be no changes needed to system interfaces as the CCD fields will still exist but will be empty from 1 January.


  • 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




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