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The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has released the 2022 CO2 emissions data for each brand as part of its industry-led, voluntary CO2 Emissions Standard.

“We are starting this process a long way behind the rest of the world.  Australians have a preference for large SUVs and light commercials and in these segments, the technology to deliver zero-emission vehicles is not yet widely available and affordable for Australian families,” Mr Weber said.

The FCAI reiterated its call for the Federal Government to implement a fuel efficiency standard for the light vehicle sector.

“Australia needs an ambitious yet achievable fuel efficiency standard in order for car makers to compete for the limited amount of zero and low emission products that are currently available in the global marketplace,” Mr Weber added.

The full report can be viewed by clicking here.

Recently, the FCAI released the consolidated 2022 industry data from the Voluntary Standard. The MA (passenger cars and light SUVs) outcome for 2022 was 131 grams and the MC + NA (heavy SCs and light commercials) outcome 213 grams of CO2 for every kilometre travelled.  These results were against a target of 146 grams for MA and 189 grams for MC + NA.

The Voluntary standard was established in 2020 due to the absence of a Federally mandated scheme. In mid-April 2023, however, the Australian government has launched its consultation paper for Fuel Efficiency Standards and is expected to be presented to parliament by the end of 2023.

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