We have a goal that, where practicable, the government's fleet should be emissions free by 2025/26. This aligns with the government’s priority to transition to a net zero emissions economy by 2050.
This page lists the average emissions profile of each mandated agency with a fleet of light vehicles. This will be initially updated quarterly, with updates becoming more frequent as 2025/26 approaches.
This tool allows agencies to see how they are tracking in comparison to other agencies and encourages them to transition to an emissions free fleet. The methodology for calculating the average emission profile is listed below.
When agencies come to purchase replacement vehicles from the All-of-Government motor vehicles contract, they must target the purchase of vehicles with carbon dioxide (CO2) emission profiles 20 percent below their agency’s current fleet average.
“Where practicable” means any vehicle that can be replaced with a low emissions alternative whilst meeting operational requirements. Note that some agencies have operational requirements that dictate that they cannot replace some vehicles with a low emission alternative. Note also that some vehicle sub-classes do not have a low emission alternative available.
Buying low emission or electric vehicles is only one way to lower emissions. Agencies may also be able to use ride-sharing services or find other ways to optimise how they use their fleet.
Please note that this update includes data for Q4 of the 19/20 financial year and Q1 of the 20/21 financial year.
|Overall government fleet statistics|
|Measure||Quarter 1 FY-20/21||Quarter 4 FY-19/20|
|Average emissions CO2 (g/km)||160.62||162.13|
|Total estimated CO2 emissions (g/km)||2,644,509||2,688,453|
|Percentage of electric vehicles in fleet||0.93%||0.68%|
|Overall fleet size||15,764||15,870|
This graph represents the total estimated emissions profile of the government fleet, as of Quarter 1, 20/21. Emissions are measured in grams of CO2 per kilometre. Over time, this graph will show the change in total estimated emissions for the vehicle fleet. The line represents the target reduction in emissions, taking into account the immediate 20 percent reduction that is required by agencies.
This table shows the 16 mandated agencies that have the highest average vehicle emissions profiles across their light vehicle fleet, as of Quarter 1, 20/21. Agencies are ranked by the average CO2 ratings across their fleet, measured in grams per kilometre.
|Agency||Fleet size||Average CO2 (g/km)|
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade||1||282|
|National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited||77||218|
|Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa — Pike River Recovery Agency||11||214|
|Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited||7||210|
|Fire and Emergency New Zealand||711||207|
|Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry of Māori Development)||1||206|
|Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited||29||201|
|New Zealand Police||3,249||193|
|Government Communications Security Bureau||10||191|
|New Zealand Antarctic Institute||5||190|
|Department of Conservation||837||189|
|The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited||105||188|
|Ministry for Primary Industries||522||187|
|Maritime New Zealand||49||186|
|Department of Corrections||1,194||186|
44This table shows the 16 mandated agencies that have the lowest average vehicle emissions across their light vehicle fleet, as of Quarter 1, 20/21. Agencies are ranked by the average CO2 ratings across their fleet, measured in grams per kilometre.
|Agency||Fleet size||Average CO2 (g/km)|
|Serious Fraud Office||1||39|
|New Zealand Trade and Enterprise||26||73|
|Education Review Office||65||87|
|Television New Zealand Limited||53||108|
|South Canterbury District Health Board||80||123|
|Accident Compensation Corporation||144||126|
|Capital and Coast District Health Board||260||126|
|Housing New Zealand Corporation||581||126|
|Taranaki District Health Board||105||126|
|MidCentral District Health Board||174||137|
|Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand||6||138|
|Waikato District Health Board||502||138|
|Sport and Recreation New Zealand||5||138|
|Ministry of Education||606||139|
|Bay of Plenty District Health Board||294||141|
This spreadsheet contains vehicle emissions data for mandated government agencies with light vehicle fleets.