The peak body representing franchised new car Dealers welcomes the new Net Zero Unit established in the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communication, and the Arts.
“The AADA congratulates the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King, for leading this initiative and advancing coordination towards Net Zero within Government and between Government Departments,” said AADA CEO James Voortman.
“We hope that the Net Zero Unit will provide stakeholders from across the automotive industry with an opportunity to offer input to the Government as it develops initiatives to lower transport emissions,” he said.
“New vehicle retailers will play an important role in the transition to Net Zero by selling zero and low emissions vehicles and educating consumers on these new technologies,” he said.
“There is an expectation that the transition to lower transport emissions will be carefully managed so that change occurs in an orderly manner and with the best possible results for the ultimate goal which is the decarbonisation of transport,” he said.
“Dealers support an ambitious, but achievable transition to lower emissions and electrification. Franchised new car Dealers work closely with their Manufacturers in developing inventory which reflects market preferences, and as this preference transitions to EVs our members will respond to the market,” said Mr Voortman.
“We look forward to working closely with the Net Zero Unit to ensure the voice of Australia’s more than 3,000 automotive Dealers and their 59,000 employees are taken into account,” he said.