Vehicle Registration Costs Dropping Again From July

Publish Date
Thursday, 19 May 2016, 1:14PM
Photo: Jason Oxenham

Photo: Jason Oxenham

The average motor vehicle levy will fall from about $195 to around $130 per vehicle from July 1, it has been confirmed.

Motorists can now check how much they will pay by entering their number plate.

ACC Minister Nikki Kaye today confirmed the new ACC annual licence levies that owners of light vehicles - cars, vans, utes and SUVs - will pay from July.

The levy is part of the "rego" vehicle licensing fee.

Ms Kaye said the average levy, which includes the licence levy and petrol levy, would fall by 33 per cent.

"It will save New Zealanders $218 million, and follows $438 million of cuts to motor vehicle levies last year," Ms Kaye said.

"This means the average motor vehicle levy has fallen from $330 to $130 since 2014."