Carbon Emissions from New Australian Vehicles

This report presents detailed information on average emissions from new passenger and light commercial vehicles from Australia. Some of the statistics summarized include the following: In 2008, the national average carbon emissions from new passenger and light commercial vehicles was 222 g/km. This was a 12 per cent reduction from 2002. If Australians purchased new vehicles with best-in-class emissions during 2008, the national average would be 34 per cent lower (146 g/km). In 2008, Australia’s carbon emissions from new passenger vehicles were 41 per cent higher that the European Union (215 g/km compared to 153 g/km). In 2007, Australia’s carbon emissions from new light commercial vehicles were 27 per cent higher that the European Union (258 g/km compared to 203 g/km). In 2008, 0.6 per cent of total car sales in Australia were ‘green’ cars. In the United Kingdom, 11 per cent of passenger vehicle sales were ‘green’ cars in 2008. (Using the Swedish government’s ‘green’ car definition as a vehicle that does not exceed 120 g/km.) In Australia during 2008, private buyers had the lowest average vehicle emissions (210 g/km), followed by business buyers (233 g/km) and then government buyers (238 g/km). In Australia during 2008, Smart had the lowest average emissions (113 g/km) whereas Ferrari had the highest average emissions (443 g/km). Fifteen manufacturers annually sell 95 per cent of new vehicles in Australia. Of these manufacturers, Hyundai had the lowest average emissions (177 g/km) whereas Holden had the highest average emissions (252 g/km). In 2008, the average emissions from Australian-made vehicles was 267 g/km. This was a 4 per cent reduction from 2005.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 63p

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  • Accession Number: 01148597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781921604072
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 4 2010 4:03PM