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Time for Federal Government to adopt FCAI CO2 target

Following the election, car manufacturers are maintaining their call for the Federal Government to adopt the industry’s own voluntary emission reduction scheme for Australia’s light vehicle fleet.

FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said now was the perfect time for the new Albanese Government to mandate the industry scheme which has been in place on a voluntary basis since 2020.

“The Australian public has made it clear that tackling climate change and reducing emissions is a primary concern. As an industry we are ready to work with the new Federal Government to transition industry’s voluntary CO2 scheme to a federally mandated one.”

Mr Weber said any government mandated scheme must be technology agnostic, realistic; and allow automotive manufacturers to bring efficient, low emission technologies to Australia across a broad range of engine options.

“Our members are bringing low emission technologies to market that encompass internal combustion, hydrogen, hybrid and full battery electric systems. All of these technologies will play a role in our short-medium term journey towards zero emissions and full electrification.”

Our message to government is simple. Give us the target; we will give you the technology.”