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Vehicle Emissions Continue to Improve

The peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), has welcomed a report from the National Transport Commission (NTC) that highlights the improvement in emissions from new vehicles.

“The report confirms the industry is ahead of schedule in meeting the existing target of 222 grams of CO2/kilometre by 2010,” FCAI Andrew McKellar said.

“The industry has achieved a 12 per cent reduction in emissions in six years but the work has not stopped and new technology is being continuously rolled out to further improve this result,” he said.

“This study provides a valuable snapshot of new vehicle emissions and will be a useful input as the industry and government consider future strategies for continued progress,” Mr McKellar said.

“Motorists are well informed when buying a new vehicle with a sticker displayed on the windscreen of every new car advising of its carbon emissions per kilometre,” he said.

“It is important to remember that any move to significantly reduce real-life vehicle emissions must also look at the existing vehicle fleet, road congestion and public transport,” Mr McKellar said.

For further information contact:
Sheena Ireland, Communications Manager
P: 02 6229 8221
M: 0458 038 555
E: sheena.ireland@fcai.com.au