Numbers produced in the lab rarely match results on the road.
Most Australians expect some variation but AAA research shows the average is 23% more emissions than the claim on the window sticker.
Most consumers want to make the smart choice for their hip pocket and for the environment. But manufacturers will continue to get away unchecked until we have a reliable cop on the beat.
The AAA is calling for a new real world emissions testing program, not to replace lab testing, but to reinforce it. Because we deserve accurate and reliable information that shows how cars will actually perform on the road, in the real world.
Help us call for a reliable emissions test that works in the real world
The Federal Government needs a serious plan to drive down vehicle emissions. Since 2015 regulators have been aware that laboratory tests produce misleading results.
It doesn’t benefit the environment at all if technology designed to reduce emissions only works in a lab. If the Government doesn’t act, manufacturers will continue to get away unchecked.
Real-world emissions testing is used overseas and produces reliable, repeatable results. You can send an email to your local federal member and the relevant ministers with one click.
Tell them to get real about emissions, right now.
Australians wanting to do the right thing by the environment when purchasing a new vehicle are not being provided with basic consumer protections.