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Misleading CPD proposals risk greater complacency by ATV users – putting more lives at risk

17th May 2019

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has expressed concerns regarding current proposals to modify All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). “A farm is a workplace, and according to Safe Work Australia, agriculture is Australia’s most dangerous industry,” said Tony Weber, chief... More…

Farmers urged to check vehicles

15th May 2019

Car manufacturers want farmers to check all vehicles on their farms to see if they are affected by the Takata airbag recall. “Many of these vehicles will be used by farmers and their families travelling long distances every day,” Mr Weber said. “Others may be older farm vehicles... More…

 FCAI releases April 2019 new vehicle sales figures

3rd May 2019

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), the peak industry body for the automotive industry, today announced the new vehicle sales figures for the month of April 2019.  Total sales for the month were 75,550 units, an 8.9 per cent decrease on April 2018 when 82,930 sales were... More…

Holiday travellers urged to ask Takata questions

16th April 2019

Car manufacturers want holiday travellers to make sure they check whether the family vehicle is affected by the Takata airbag recall. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief executive, Tony Weber, says thousands of Australians are now taking to the roads because of school and... More…

VFACTS figures confirm new vehicle sales for the month of March 2019

3rd April 2019

According to the peak industry body of the automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), new vehicle sales reached a total of 99,442 vehicles during March.  This represents a decrease of 7,546 vehicles sales, or 7.1 per cent, on the same period in 2018. Tony... More…

Automotive industry welcomes ALP’s vehicle emissions plan

1st April 2019

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), the peak automotive industry body, has welcomed the release of Labor’s environmental policy which includes a new focus on low emissions and electric vehicle targets. “It’s fantastic to see this important topic receive the... More…

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…

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…