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Fuel efficiency standards: benefits every Australian will share

Energy efficiency Regulatory instruments Regulatory standards Alternative fuels Motor vehicles Australia

Fuel efficiency standards aim to make new vehicles more efficient so that they consume less petrol or diesel. Making new vehicles more efficient reduces the amount of harmful carbon pollution they produce when driven. This can be achieved either by changing technology altogether – by introducing more zero-emissions vehicles – or improving existing technology so that petrol and diesel vehicles run more efficiently and use less fuel.

This short brief highlights the benefits strong fuel efficiency standards can deliver for Australians, including for our health, household budgets and the choice of vehicles available locally.

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