The Clean Car Rebate for Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Hybrids is much more likely to remain in effect until April 2023. While the National Party has proposed removing this rebate by the end of the year, it's important to note that they have yet to form a government and implementing new laws takes time. Furthermore, their intention seems to primarily affect new cars, as Christopher Luxon has expressed the view that those who can afford brand new vehicles do not require subsidies.
For traditional EVs and Hybrids, the proposed change is stated for April 2024, which is only six months away. Politicians often make statements, but in practice, it requires time and negotiations with other parties to enact new policies. Additionally, the Green Party secured more seats in Parliament than anticipated, which suggests that rebates for second-hand cars are likely to persist, at least until April 2024.
Chris’s plan to incentivise EV adoption involves creating a new infrastructure with an additional 10,000 charging stations nationwide. This initiative aims to encourage more people to choose EVs, potentially leading to higher EV prices. With the steady growth in EV sales, the combination of increased charging infrastructure and rebates for second-hand cars will keep EV prices to increase even more.
Currently, prices for EVs and Hybrid cars in Japan are at historically low levels. It makes sense to seize this opportunity to acquire your EV or Hybrid now while rebates are still available, and prices are highly competitive. Register to submit your inquiry and gain access to Japanese auctions to begin your search for your next Nissan Leaf. We will respond to your inquiry via email and provide guidance through a phone call.