8th August, 2022 · News

Auto Industry Agrees on Transition to

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Informed by new research and developed at an historic industry summit meeting, the major automotive industry bodies have come together with a united response for the transition to automotive electrification.

On 26 July, AADA participated in a milestone industry event and announcement of an agreed transition statement. The combined automotive industry ZLEV statement developed and supported by AADA, FCAI, AAAA, MTAA, MTA NSW, VACC, MTAQ, MTA SA, MTA WA and NALSPA, has been widely covered in the media. It calls for:

  • Embracing the electrification of the Australian motor vehicle fleet.
  • Mandating CO2 targets, not Electric Vehicles (EV) targets.
  • Supporting the Federal Government in developing a National Zero and Low Emission Vehicle (ZLEV) Electrification Transition Strategy.
  • Considering the entire registered vehicle fleet and the needs and requirements of Australians who own and operate them.
  • Maintaining the safety, security, service, repair, and efficiency of the legacy Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) fleet.
  • Opposing the introduction of bans that limit consumer choice and remove options for meeting car owners’ needs and Australia’s emission reduction targets.
  • Ensuring Government targets and milestones are ideally Federally led (or at least nationally consistent), are realistic, supported by facts and sound qualitative data, and applied to an Australian context.