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Volkswagen’s Michael Bartsch to join FCAI board

18th March 2019

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) announced today that Michael Bartsch has been appointed as a director to the board of management of the automotive sector’s peak industry body. Mr Bartsch, currently managing director of Volkswagen Group Australia, has a long history in... More…

FCAI announces multiple languages across its innovative “ismyairbagsafe.com.au” website

12th March 2019

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has announced the addition of a range of languages other than English to the home page of its innovative website, www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au. In a bid to enhance the community reach of the programme, the website has been modified to offer a... More…

FCAI reports 87,102 new vehicle sales during February 2019

5th March 2019

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has reported sales of 87,102 new vehicles during the month of February 2019. This represents a decrease of 9.3 per cent on the same period last year. On a year to date basis, the industry reported 169,096 sales, or a decrease of 8.4 per cent... More…

FCAI WEBSITE HELPS IDENTIFY MORE THAN ONE MILLION AUSTRALIAN VEHICLES FITTED WITH DEADLY TAKATA AIRBAGS

4th March 2019

Monday 4th March: The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has revealed that more than one million vehicles have been identified as carrying faulty Takata airbags through the industry website, www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au To view the full release and related files, please click here More…

FCAI COMMENTS ON NSW LABOR PARTY VEHICLE TAXATION PROPOSAL

1st March 2019

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) today commented on the New South Wales Labor party's proposal to increase taxation on vehicles over $100,000 to seven per cent. "It's a tax on a tax," said Tony Weber, Chief Executive of the FCAI. "And worse - it's a tax on technology and... More…

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…