Country:Australia
Year:2004
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2004
Date Amended:

Regularly updated

Policy Type:Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision, Information and Education
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Transport, Vehicle type, Light-duty vehicles, Transport, Vehicle type, Passenger vehicles, Transport, Fuel
Climate Change Policy Targets:Transport, Passenger
Agency:Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
URL:http://www.greenvehicleguide.gov.au
Enforcement:The GVG is not a mandatory provision - manufacturers submit data voluntarily
Energy Efficiency Description:

The Green Vehicle Guide (GVG) website was launched in August 2004. The GVG is an internet based database providing information on the environmental performance of all new vehicles sold in Australia weighing 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass or less.

The GVG provides model specific fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data, based on data provided by manufacturers for each vehicle as part of the certification process.

In 2015, the GVG underwent an upgrade to place a stronger focus on CO2 emissions, improve compatibility with mobile devices, and improve the ability of consumers to calculate annual fuel costs and CO2 emissions of individual models. For vehicle models from 1986-2003 fuel consumption information only is available through the Fuel Consumption Guide database, accessible via the same website.

Climate Change Description:

The Green Vehicle Guide (GVG) website was launched in August 2004. The GVG is an internet based database providing information on the environmental performance of all new vehicles sold in Australia weighing 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass or less.

The GVG provides model specific fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data, based on data provided by manufacturers for each vehicle as part of the certification process.

In 2015, the GVG underwent an upgrade to place a stronger focus on CO2 emissions, improve compatibility with mobile devices, and improve the ability of consumers to calculate annual fuel costs and CO2 emissions of individual models. For vehicle models from 1986-2003 fuel consumption information only is available through the Fuel Consumption Guide database, accessible via the same website.

Related policies:Fuel consumption labelling standard (ADR81/02) and fuel consumption label
This record supersedes:Fuel Consumption Guide 2000-03

Last modified: Tue, 09 May 2017 10:39:06 CEST