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FCAI APPLAUDS INFRASTRUCTURE AUSTRALIA'S $58 BILLION PLAN FOR AUSTRALIAN ROADS AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE RECHARGING

14th February 2019

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has applauded the release of Infrastructure Australia’s Infrastructure Priority List which presents a record $58bn project pipeline. The List guides the next 15 years of Australian infrastructure investment and includes a strong focus on... More…

THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY REPORTS MORE THAN 81,000 NEW VEHICLE SALES IN JANUARY

5th February 2019

January 2019 signaled a cautious start to the year for new vehicle sales in Australia, according to results released today by the motor industry’s statistical service, VFACTS. A total of 81,994 new vehicles were sold during the month, down 7.4 per cent on the same period in 2018. Tony... More…

AUTO INDUSTRY'S TAKATA WEBSITE TOPS SIX MILLION

4th February 2019

Australians have now made more than six million vehicle checks on the automotive industry’s Takata Airbag recall website www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au. In checking these six million vehicles, they have identified more than 915,000 vehicles whose airbag inflators are affected by the safety... More…

FCAI APPLAUDS SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT ON ELECTRIC VEHICLES

31st January 2019

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), the peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, has applauded the recommendations of the Senate Select Committee Inquiry into Electric Vehicles. Tony Weber, CEO of the FCAI, said the recommendations will serve as a kick start for... More…

FINAL MOTORCYCLE SALES RESULT FOR 2018

8th January 2019

Australia’s Motorcycle Market (which includes the ATV/SSV market) fell 8.7 per cent in 2018, with total sales for the full calendar year of 95,080. The 2018 market again remained relatively steady in terms of its composition with road bikes remaining the most popular category and comprising... More…

SALES DOWN IN CHALLENGING 2018 ENVIRONMENT

4th January 2019

New vehicle sales declined over a challenging 2018, according to results released today by the motor industry’s statistical service, VFACTS. National vehicle sales for December fell by 14.9 per cent from the corresponding month in 2017 to 87,528 vehicles, which took sales for the year to... More…

KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE ON ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES (ATVs) THIS FESTIVE SEASON

13th December 2018

Make safety your first priority when children are out riding on ATVs during this Christmas holiday season. The ATV industry’s representative body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), is urging parents to observe the known safety practices, and to supervise younger riders as... More…

2018 SALES PASS THE ONE MILLION MARK AS FLAT MARKET PERSISTS

5th December 2018

National motor vehicle sales eclipsed the one million year-to-date sales mark during November 2018, in a month which overall sales were down according to the latestdata released today by the motor industry’s statistical service, VFACTS. National vehicle sales for November reached... More…

INDUSTRY WELCOMES PASSAGE OF THE ROAD VEHICLE STANDARDS BILL

28th November 2018

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) welcomes the passage of the Road Vehicle Standards Bill through the Senate.  The Road Vehicle Standards Act will provide the primary framework for motor vehicle standards in Australia. FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber noted that the... More…

SUV SALES SURGE IN SOFT OCTOBER MARKET

5th November 2018

Overall national sales of Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) continued to climb in October, despite the overall vehicle market in Australia declining over the month, according to the latest data released today by the motor industry’s statistical service, VFACTS. National vehicle sales for... More…

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY APPLAUDS QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT’S LEADERSHIP ON “ALPHA” AIRBAGS

1st November 2018

The Queensland Government is showing strong and courageous leadership in issuing Defect Notices to owners of over 2,000 vehicles fitted with dangerous “alpha” type Takata airbags says Australia’s peak motor industry body.   The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries... More…

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY WELCOMES RATIFICATION OF THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

31st October 2018

Australia’s automotive industry has welcomed the ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11).  Australia’s ratification of the eleven-nation agreement paves the way for commencement before the end of the year. The Federal... More…

5,100 VEHICLES AFFECTED BY TAKATA AIRBAG RECALL RECTIFIED EACH WORKING DAY

30th October 2018

Australians have checked the status of more than 4.55 million* vehicles on the automotive industry’s Takata Airbag recall website www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au since it was launched in late July 2018. Since the Takata Airbag recall has become mandatory, the FCAI’s data shows that over... More…

AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS PROGRAM A WELCOME INVESTMENT IN THE INDUSTRY OF THE FUTURE

17th October 2018

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, of a $5 million program to encourage graduate engineers to work in Australia’s automotive industry. In addition to helping... More…

RED TAPE REDUCTION TO HELP NSW BUSINESSES ADAPT TO FUTURE CHALLENGES

8th October 2018

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has welcomed the announcement by the NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, Matt Kean, of measures to lessen the burden the regulatory burden on small automotive businesses.   The package is forecast to save the sector... More…

TOUGH MOTORCYCLE MARKET CONDITIONS ENDURE THROUGH THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2018

5th October 2018

Australia’s motorcycle and All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)/Side-By-Side Vehicle (SSV) market has fallen 6.2 per cent at the end of the third quarter of 2018. National sales data released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries showed the third quarter 2018 year-to-date result at... More…

INDUSTRY WELCOMES ENHANCED, YET CONSISTENT, ENGAGEMENT ON FUTURE VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY

5th October 2018

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) welcomes the $9.7 million announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack of the establishment of the Office of Future Transport Technologies. The new Office builds on and enhances the existing Transport Technologies Future... More…

RISING SUV SALES AS THE MARKET SOFTENS IN SEPTEMBER

3rd October 2018

Despite continuing increases in national sales of Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) in September, the overall vehicle market in Australia declined over the month, according to the latest data released today by the motor industry’s statistical service, VFACTS. National vehicle sales for... More…

INDUSTRY APPLAUDS SA GOVERNMENT DECISION ON ‘ALPHA’ AIRBAGS; URGES ALL STATES AND TERRITORIES TO FOLLOW SUIT

10th September 2018

The bold decision by the South Australian government to refuse registration to owners whose vehicles are fitted with dangerous “alpha” type Takata airbags should be adopted right across the country, says Australia’s peak motor industry body. The Federal Chamber of Automotive... More…

SUV SALES POWER AHEAD DESPITE MINOR MARKET DECLINE

6th September 2018

National sales of Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) continued to power ahead in August, despite a small decline in the overall market according to the latest data released today by the motor industry’s statistical service VFACTS. National vehicle sales for August reached 95,221, down 1.5 per... More…

INDUSTRY WEBSITE CLOCKS UP MORE THAN 1.2 MILLION AIRBAGS CHECKED

8th August 2018

The Australian motor industry’s innovative web tool used to check whether a vehicle’s airbag inflator is affected by the Takata recall has recorded more than 1.2 million responses in the first week since going “live”. The website www.IsMyAirbagSafe.com.au was developed as... More…

MOTOR VEHICLE SALES FALL IN JULY

3rd August 2018

The Australian motor vehicle industry experienced a 7.8 per cent decline in sales during July 2018 compared with July 2017, according to the latest data released by the motor industry’s statistical service VFACTS. Only four light vehicle sales segments produced gains during the lean July in... More…

AUTO INDUSTRY CALLS ON MOTORISTS TO CHECK FOR FAULTY TAKATA AIRBAGS

31st July 2018

Takata Airbag Recall website launched: IsMyAirbagSafe.com.au 19,500 critical Takata ‘alpha’ airbag inflators are still on Australian roads 1.6 million vehicles in Australia need to have their faulty Takata airbag inflators replaced by December 2020 Older vehicles in hot and humid... More…