Automobile industry and trade
The Australian government is currently considering the introduction of fuel efficiency standards regulating climate pollution from cars, which would ensure wider choice of more efficient and zero emissions vehicles for Australian consumers. Based on information contained in this report, Greenpeace Australia Pacific holds there is...
The global shift to electric vehicles (EVs) is well underway, but Australia’s EV uptake lags behind the trend. This report argues for fuel efficiency standards and other regulatory signals to accelerate and support Australia’s EV transition.
Driving a fairer deal: regulation of the relationship between car manufacturers and car dealers in Australia
This report primarily considers the impact of GM Holden's decision to cease distributing cars, the broader relationships between car manufacturers and dealers, and the adequacy of the current regulatory regime upon those relationships.
This report provides a snapshot of the electric vehicle (EV) industry in Australia with analysis and data on the EV market, the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sector, charging infrastructure, mining and manufacturing, energy and environment, and government policy.
This report outlines how former car manufacturing workers are taking up new opportunities in the workforce and examines the best practices to support workers into new jobs.
Australia continues to have no national electric vehicle policy, despite such policy being instrumental to the success of markets with strong electric vehicle adoption rates. This report provides data and insights into the electric vehicle industry in Australia and highlights the actions taken and needed...
This paper provides an overview of recent legislative trends to legalise automated vehicles (AV) operations, and explores possible challenges the community pursuing AV deployment will have to address, particularly by focusing on the non-technological aspects.
This analysis shows that the final rules agreed on how zero and low-emission cars are counted towards the Cars CO2 regulation in the European Union – i.e. the multiplier for plug-in hybrids, double-counting in some markets as well as the potential inclusion of Norway –...
Addressing the used vehicles market: potential strategies for importing and exporting countries to improve safety, fuel economy and emissions impacts
This report is prepared by a Working Group of the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles and seeks to provide a menu of potential strategies that importing and exporting countries may use to regulate cleaner and safer used vehicles markets.
This report recommends that the Australian government develop a national electric vehicle (EV) strategy to facilitate and accelerate EV uptake and ensure Australia takes advantage of the opportunities, and manages the risks and challenges, of the transition to EVs.
Australia deserves a safe, fair, efficient transport system Australia’s economy and quality of life rely on safe, efficient and affordable transport. But all data suggests that our national land transport system has failed to keep up with growing demand and technological change, and our living...
While public transport remains marginalised in policy and practice, private cars will continue to dominate the way we travel.
If we’re truly committed to meeting our Paris Agreement commitments and building towards net-zero emissions, we need to transform the way we transport people and goods. There is no time to waste. Unlike the Liberal and Labor parties, whose decade of dysfunctional government has failed...
Increasing urbanisation, rapid population growth and questions of environmental sustainability are forcing Australia to rethink its transport infrastructure matrix, according to this Austrade report.
This paper provides an overview of the evidence that Infrastructure Victoria will consider in developing its final advice to the Victorian government on the infrastructure requirements for highly automated and zero emissions vehicles in Victoria.
This report has found that in 2017 Australia achieved a small annual reduction in carbon emissions intensity from new vehicles when compared to the results achieved in 2016.