What is the Government doing?
The Government is introducing a Fuel Efficiency (CO2) Standard. Fuel efficiency standards are common around the world to encourage vehicle suppliers to sell cleaner cars. Fuel efficiency standards help by:
- reducing transport emissions, improving the air that you and your family breathe
- giving you more choice about the cars that you can buy
- saving you money at the petrol pump.
Most developed countries around the world have introduced fuel efficiency standards. Australia is being left behind, because it has not introduced a fuel efficiency standard. We need your help to design the right standard for Australia.
How can I have my say?
The Australian Government has published a detailed consultation paper which seeks input on how an Australian fuel efficiency standard should be designed. Please visit our Fuel Efficiency Standard—Cleaner and Cheaper-to-run Cars for Australia consultation page to contribute your views. You can also sign up to receive updates from us.
Submissions close 31 May 2023.
Vehicle emission standards
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