FCAI wants to see vehicle emissions change

The automotive industry says the transport sector is ready to reduce emissions further

FCAI wants to see vehicle emissions change
The FCAI is looking for more emissions targets from the new government

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) is calling on the new federal government to listen to car manufacturers and adopt the transport industry’s voluntary emission reduction scheme.

FCAU chief executive Tony Weber says that now the Labor government has been elected in, it’s the right time to mandate the industry scheme, which has already been in place on a voluntary basis since 2020.

"The Australian public has made it clear that tackling climate change and reducing emissions is a primary concern," Weber says.

"As an industry we are ready to work with the new federal government to transition industry’s voluntary CO2 scheme to a federally mandated one."

Weber says any government mandated scheme must be technology agnostic and realistic, meaning it will allow automotive manufacturers to bring efficient low emissions technologies to Australia across a broad range of engine options.

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"Our members are bringing low emission technologies to market that encompass internal combustion, hydrogen, hybrid and full battery electric systems," Weber says.

"All these technologies will play a role in our short to medium term journey towards zero emissions and full electrification in the transport industry.

"Our message to government is simple; give us the target and we will give you the technology."

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