Selling a vehicle online?

You need to show Vehicle Emissions and Energy Economy Label information on your web advertising. You can also choose to display the label on the vehicle you are selling but it’s not compulsory.

How to comply

  1. 1

    Check

    Find out if the Vehicle Emissions and Energy Economy Label information is available. On some trading websites, it pops up automatically when you enter the vehicle’s number plate. Otherwise, use EECA’s Vehicle Emissions and Energy Economy Label Generator to find Vehicle Emissions and Energy Economy Label information or to print a label. If the information isn’t available, you’ve met your legal obligations.

    Vehicle Emissions and Energy Economy Label Generator(external link)

  2. 2

    Show online

    You must display the vehicle make and model, emissions, energy economy, and Clean Car Discount information as written text alongside the vehicle listing if the information is available at the first time of listing.

Information to be displayed online

  • Vehicle make and model.
  • Vehicle type – petrol, diesel, electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid.
  • The amount of the Rebate or Fee under the Clean Car programme, if applicable.
  • Energy economy star rating - up to 6 stars for the most fuel efficient vehicles.
  • Carbon dioxide emissions star rating — up to 6 stars for the lowest emission vehicles.
  • Carbon dioxide emissions in grams per kilometre – tailpipe emissions.
  • Fuel economy in litres per 100 km – for petrol and diesel vehicles.
  • Electricity economy in kWh per 100 km – for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
  • Electric mode range in kilometres – for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
  • Estimated yearly running costs — based on stated energy price and driving 14,000 km. Includes road user charges for diesels.
  • Exemptions

    You don’t have to provide Vehicle Fuel Economy Label information if you’re advertising a vehicle for sale in a magazine or newspaper

  • Private seller or trader?

    If you run a business in New Zealand trading motor vehicles you probably need to be registered as a motor vehicle trader.