Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2003
Date Ended:2010
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Voluntary Approaches, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation
Policy Target:Transport
Agency:Department of Infrastructure and Transport

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), the peak industry organisation representing the automotive industry in Australia, has adopted a Code declaring the memberships commitment to improving environmental outcomes through the progressive reduction in the carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption of new passenger cars and other light vehicles it supplies to the Australian market. The Code includes a target reduction in national average fuel consumption (NAF) for new petrol fuelled passenger cars of 6.8 litres per 100 kilometres by 2010, and (an) appropriate target(s) reductions in greenhouse emissions for other new light vehicles by 2010. The objectives and provisions of the Code, including the target for fuel consumption for 2010, have been developed in consultation with relevant Federal Government departments and agencies. The Federal Government, in cooperation with the FCAI, intends to monitor the industrys progress towards the agreed target (or targets) for 2010. The Australian Government made an election commitment in 2010 to introduce mandatory CO2 standards for light vehicles in 2015, which put an end to this code.

Related policies:National Average Fuel Consumption Target

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