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Emissions tests cast further doubt over Government fuel savings projections

27.3.2017

Results from Australia’s first on-road vehicle emissions test program reveal vehicles are using up to 60 per cent more fuel on the road than in Government-mandated laboratory tests, raising serious concerns about the information provided to consumers and casting doubts over Government claims that motorists will save on fuel costs as a result of proposals to introduce tougher vehicle emissions standards. Read more of Emissions tests cast further doubt over Government fuel savings projections

AAA warns flawed Government approach will lead to higher costs for little benefit

23.3.2017

Australia’s peak motoring organisation, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has raised serious concerns about the processes and assumptions underpinning the Government’s proposals to reduce vehicle CO2 and noxious emissions. The AAA says an uncoordinated process has failed to produce a robust cost-benefit analysis and consumers may now needlessly pay more for fuel and cars as a result, with little or no demonstrable benefit for the environment. Read more of AAA warns flawed Government approach will lead to higher costs for little benefit

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Aus Automobile Assoc @AAAcomms

Govt need to fund real world emissions testing. Consumers have the right to know the truth. @JoshFrydenberg t.co/UYeTk5wdD7

27 Mar 2017 at 3.26pm

Aus Automobile Assoc @AAAcomms

Real world emissions testing + 17 vehicles = up to 60% higher fuel consumption than labelled t.co/KcCvYcMfdQ

27 Mar 2017 at 1.37pm

Aus Automobile Assoc @AAAcomms

Fuel consumption labels from a laboratory can lead to consumers being short-changed on economy.… t.co/zs2sCBC6CJ

27 Mar 2017 at 11.32am