Neither consumers, nor the environment, benefit from symbolic regulation that drives up costs for consumers, while delivering emissions abatement only in a laboratory.
The AAA encourages the Government to credibly identify all of the costs and benefits associated with these proposed changes, as motorists deserve a clear explanation of how any fuel and car price increases will affect household budgets.
AAA supports efforts to reduce vehicle emissions, however neither consumers, nor the environment, benefit from symbolic regulation that drives up costs for consumers, while delivering emissions abatement only in a laboratory.
AAA on-road test results released only last week, reinforce European research discrediting the reliability and relevance of lab testing, which is why Australia’s motoring clubs will continue to encourage the Government to base its decisions upon real-world data.
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