Previous consultation on vehicle emissions and fuel efficiency measures

On 11 February 2016, the Ministerial Forum released a discussion paper PDF: 1312 KB ReadSpeaker 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 ReadSpeaker
  • IHS Markit 2016 Study—Fuel Quality and Emissions Standards in Australia: Fuel Sulfur Impacts on Euro 6 Compliance PDF: 1650 KB ReadSpeaker

Public Submissions to the draft Regulation Impact Statements

No.AuthorSubmission
1 3068 Group: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 19 KB ReadSpeaker
2 Action for Public Transport: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 43 KB ReadSpeaker
3 AGL Energy: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 193 KB ReadSpeaker
4 Allied Automotive Consulting Services: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 135 KB ReadSpeaker
5 Allied Automotive Consulting Services: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 133 KB ReadSpeaker
6 Ateco: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 1015 KB ReadSpeaker
7 Ateco: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 1013 KB ReadSpeaker
8 Audi Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 517 KB ReadSpeaker
9 Audi Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 501 KB ReadSpeaker
10 Australian Automobile Association PDF: 1996 KB ReadSpeaker
11 Australian Electric Vehicle Association PDF: 657 KB ReadSpeaker
12 Australasian Fleet Management Association PDF: 663 KB ReadSpeaker
13 Australian Trucking Association PDF: 154 KB ReadSpeaker
14 Bio Energy Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 563 KB ReadSpeaker
15 Bosch (Australia): Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 5006 KB ReadSpeaker
16 Bosch (Australia): Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 4277 KB ReadSpeaker
17 Bus Industry Confederation: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 885 KB ReadSpeaker
18 Business Council of Australia PDF: 756 KB ReadSpeaker
19 Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc PDF: 137 KB ReadSpeaker
20 ClimateWorks and Future Climate Australia PDF: 1110 KB ReadSpeaker
21 Darebin City Council: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 59 KB ReadSpeaker
22 Electric Vehicle Council PDF: 806 KB ReadSpeaker
23 Environmental Defenders of Australia PDF: 485 KB ReadSpeaker
24 Fiat Chrysler Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 80 KB ReadSpeaker
25 Fiat Chrysler Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 82 KB ReadSpeaker
26 Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 1401 KB ReadSpeaker
27 Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 1389 KB ReadSpeaker
28 Ford Motor Company Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 1422 KB ReadSpeaker
29 Ford Motor Company Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 1706 KB ReadSpeaker
30 Gas Energy Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 359 KB ReadSpeaker
31 Gas Energy Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 278 KB ReadSpeaker
32 GM Holden: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 82 KB ReadSpeaker
33 GM Holden: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 62 KB ReadSpeaker
34 Global Fuel Economy Initiative: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 573 KB ReadSpeaker
35 Government of the ACT PDF: 2466 KB ReadSpeaker
36 Government of New South Wales: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 38 KB ReadSpeaker
37 Government of New South Wales: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 178 KB ReadSpeaker
38 Government of Queensland PDF: 801 KB ReadSpeaker
39 Government of South Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 84 KB ReadSpeaker
40 Government of South Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 58 KB ReadSpeaker
41 Government of Victoria PDF: 1287 KB ReadSpeaker
42 Government of Western Australia PDF: 7041 KB ReadSpeaker
43 Haval Motors: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 14401 KB ReadSpeaker
44 Haval Motors: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 14968 KB ReadSpeaker
45 International Council on Clean Transportation: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 354 KB ReadSpeaker
46 International Council on Clean Transportation: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 251 KB ReadSpeaker
47 Individual submission PDF: 34 KB ReadSpeaker
48 Individual submission PDF: 200 KB ReadSpeaker
49 Individual submission PDF: 1121 KB ReadSpeaker
50 Individual submission PDF: 360 KB ReadSpeaker
51 Individual submission PDF: 36 KB ReadSpeaker
52 Individual submission PDF: 39 KB ReadSpeaker
53 Individual submission PDF: 130 KB ReadSpeaker
54 Individual submission PDF: 329 KB ReadSpeaker
55 Individual submission PDF: 92 KB ReadSpeaker
56 Lighter Footprints: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 398 KB ReadSpeaker
57 Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association PDF: 55 KB ReadSpeaker
58 Mitsubishi Motors Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 449 KB ReadSpeaker
59 Mitsubishi Motors Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 194 KB ReadSpeaker
60 Motor Trades Association Queensland PDF: 634 KB ReadSpeaker
61 National Road Transport Association PDF: 461 KB ReadSpeaker
62 Nissan Motor Company Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 425 KB ReadSpeaker
63 Nissan Motor Company Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 409 KB ReadSpeaker
64 RebusJ Sustainability: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 280 KB ReadSpeaker
65 SAIC Motor Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 119 KB ReadSpeaker
66 SAIC Motor Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 121 KB ReadSpeaker
67 Shell Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 4074 KB ReadSpeaker
68 Toyota Australia: Improving the efficiency of new light vehicles PDF: 135 KB ReadSpeaker
69 Toyota Australia: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 137 KB ReadSpeaker
70 Truck Industry Council: Vehicle emissions standards for cleaner air PDF: 790 KB ReadSpeaker