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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

AAA welcomes ACCC action against Audi

8.3.2017

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) today welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) proceedings in the Federal Court against Audi Aktiengesellschaft (Audi AG), its Australian subsidiary Audi Australia Pty Ltd (Audi Australia), and their owner, German company Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (Volkswagen AG). Read more of AAA welcomes ACCC action against Audi

Australia’s Best Cars of 2016 announced

21.2.2017

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) in conjunction with its member clubs today announced the 15 winners of the 2016 Australia's Best Cars program and that the overall Judges’ Choice award for 2016 goes to the Mazda6 Touring. Read more of Australia’s Best Cars of 2016 announced

AAA Index: households under increasing pressure from transport costs

6.2.2017

Australia’s peak motoring body today released its latest Transport Affordability Index which shows the average Australian household now paying $17,147 a year for land transport, up from $16,894 in the previous quarter. Read more of AAA Index: households under increasing pressure from transport costs

Government inquiry needed as road safety strategy stalls

25.1.2017

Australia’s peak motoring body has called on the Australian Government to fund an inquiry into Australia’s rapidly growing road toll as new figures show almost no progress has been made in reducing deaths since the National Road Safety Strategy was agreed by all Australian governments in 2011. Read more of Government inquiry needed as road safety strategy stalls