FCAI Response to Vehicle Emissions Discussion Paper

Overview:
The Australian automotive industry is committed to continuing to make a strong contribution to
national efforts to reduce the impact of global climate change.
Australia is a small market comprising only 1.5% of global production. To offer vehicles with
world-class pollutant emission standards, Australia must harmonise pollutant emission and fuel
standards with leading overseas markets.
CO2 standards or targets need to be considered together with pollutant emission standards and
fuel quality standards as they are all interrelated. This position is shared by many governments,
research organisations and the global automotive industry
The anticipated environmental benefits of adopting Euro 6 pollutant emission standards for
petrol-engined light vehicles will not be realised until such time as 10 ppm sulphur petrol is
widely available in Australia.

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