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Previous consultation on vehicle emissions and fuel efficiency measures

On 11 February 2016, the Ministerial Forum released a discussion paper PDF: 1312 KB seeking public feedback on possible measures to reduce vehicle emissions in Australia. 80 submissions were received.

Taking this feedback into account, the Ministerial Forum subsequently released, on 20 December 2016, the following three consultation papers:

  • a draft Regulation Impact Statement on improving the efficiency of new light vehicles;
  • a draft Regulation Impact Statement on strengthening noxious emissions standards for light and heavy vehicles; and
  • a discussion paper on improving fuel quality standards.

The draft Regulation Impact Statements estimated the costs and benefits of the proposed fuel efficiency and noxious emissions standards and sought views on design elements and timing for their adoption. The fuel quality discussion paper and built on the recent review of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000.

The consultation period closed on 10 March 2017 and submissions were received from 92 stakeholders, including from vehicle manufacturers, fuel suppliers, transport operators, consumer, health and environment groups, and individuals.

Further information on the two Regulation Impact Statements (including submissions) is available below. Some submissions have been withheld by request.

Further information on the fuel quality discussion paper and subsequent Regulation Impact Statement released in 2018 is available from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

Previous consultation documents

These consultation documents remain available for reference only.

Additional reports

To inform discussion around vehicle efficiency and fuel quality standards, the department commissioned research by independent expert consultants, ABMARC and IHS Markit respectively. The results of both studies are also provided below.

  • ABMARC 2016 Study—Analysis of the Australian 2015 New Light Vehicle Fleet and Review of Technology to Improve Light Vehicle Efficiency PDF: 8493 KB
  • IHS Markit 2016 Study—Fuel Quality and Emissions Standards in Australia: Fuel Sulfur Impacts on Euro 6 Compliance PDF: 1650 KB

Public Submissions to the draft Regulation Impact Statements

NoAuthorSubmission
1 3068 Group: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 19 KB
2 Action for Public Transport: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 43 KB
3 AGL Energy: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 193 KB
4 Allied Automotive Consulting Services: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 135 KB
5 Allied Automotive Consulting Services: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 133 KB
6 Ateco: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 1015 KB
7 Ateco: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 1013 KB
8 Audi Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 517 KB
9 Audi Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 501 KB
10 Australian Automobile Association PDF: 1996 KB
11 Australian Electric Vehicle Association PDF: 657 KB
12 Australasian Fleet Management Association PDF: 663 KB
13 Australian Trucking Association PDF: 154 KB
14 Bio Energy Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 563 KB
15 Bosch (Australia): Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 5006 KB
16 Bosch (Australia): Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 4277 KB
17 Bus Industry Confederation: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 885 KB
18 Business Council of Australia PDF: 756 KB
19 Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc PDF: 137 KB
20 ClimateWorks and Future Climate Australia PDF: 1110 KB
21 Darebin City Council: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 59 KB
22 Electric Vehicle Council PDF: 806 KB
23 Environmental Defenders of Australia PDF: 485 KB
24 Fiat Chrysler Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 80 KB
25 Fiat Chrysler Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 82 KB
26 Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 1401 KB
27 Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 1389 KB
28 Ford Motor Company Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 1422 KB
29 Ford Motor Company Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 1706 KB
30 Gas Energy Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 359 KB
31 Gas Energy Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 278 KB
32 GM Holden: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 82 KB
33 GM Holden: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 62 KB
34 Global Fuel Economy Initiative: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 573 KB
35 Government of the ACT PDF: 2466 KB
36 Government of New South Wales: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 38 KB
37 Government of New South Wales: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 178 KB
38 Government of Queensland PDF: 801 KB
39 Government of South Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 84 KB
40 Government of South Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 58 KB
41 Government of Victoria PDF: 1287 KB
42 Government of Western Australia PDF: 7041 KB
43 Haval Motors: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 14401 KB
44 Haval Motors: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 14968 KB
45 International Council on Clean Transportation: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 354 KB
46 International Council on Clean Transportation: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 251 KB
47 Individual submission PDF: 34 KB
48 Individual submission PDF: 200 KB
49 Individual submission PDF: 1121 KB
50 Individual submission PDF: 360 KB
51 Individual submission PDF: 36 KB
52 Individual submission PDF: 39 KB
53 Individual submission PDF: 130 KB
54 Individual submission PDF: 329 KB
55 Individual submission PDF: 92 KB
56 Lighter Footprints: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 398 KB
57 Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association PDF: 55 KB
58 Mitsubishi Motors Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 449 KB
59 Mitsubishi Motors Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 194 KB
60 Motor Trades Association Queensland PDF: 634 KB
61 National Road Transport Association PDF: 461 KB
62 Nissan Motor Company Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 425 KB
63 Nissan Motor Company Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 409 KB
64 RebusJ Sustainability: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 280 KB
65 SAIC Motor Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 119 KB
66 SAIC Motor Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 121 KB
67 Shell Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 4074 KB
68 Toyota Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 135 KB
69 Toyota Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 137 KB
70 Truck Industry Council: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 790 KB