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.
|Overall government fleet statistics|
|Measure||Quarter 2 FY-19/20||Quarter 1 FY-19/20|
|Average emissions CO2 (g/km)||163||165|
|Total estimated CO2 emissions (g/km)||2,692,325||2,663,531|
|Percentage of electric vehicles in fleet||0.52%||0.50%|
|Overall fleet size||15,766||15,473|
This graph represents the total estimated emissions profile of the government fleet, as of Quarter 2, 19/20. 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 2, 19/20. Agencies are ranked by the average CO2 ratings across their fleet, measured in grams per kilometre.
|Agency||Fleet size||Average CO2 (g/km)|
|Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa — Pike River Recovery Agency||9||219|
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade||4||217|
|National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited||80||216|
|Institute of Environment Science and Research Limited||7||210|
|Fire and Emergency New Zealand||733||206|
|Department of Conservation||792||202|
|Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited||29||201|
|Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children||39||201|
|New Zealand Police||3,183||196|
|Government Communications Security Bureau||10||191|
|Department of Corrections||1,202||189|
|The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited||108||189|
|Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand||7||188|
|Ministry for Primary Industries||480||188|
This table shows the 16 mandated agencies that have the lowest average vehicle emissions across their light vehicle fleet, as of Quarter 2, 19/20. 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||80||117|
|Hutt District Health Board||130||124|
|Capital and Coast District Health Board||255||126|
|Taranaki District Health Board||111||132|
|Housing New Zealand Corporation||552||133|
|Drug Free Sport New Zealand||1||138|
|Sport and Recreation New Zealand||5||138|
|Television New Zealand Limited||61||139|
|MidCentral District Health Board||172||139|
|Waikato District Health Board||466||140|
|Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited||11||140|
|South Canterbury District Health Board||84||141|
|Bay of Plenty District Health Board||276||141|