FCAI WELCOMES ANNOUNCEMENT ON NET-ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS BY 2050

Australia’s peak automotive body, The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, has welcomed the announcement Australians will be encouraged to choose the technology that best suits their needs as the country aims for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“This announcement, which forms part of the Government’s direction towards a 2050 net-zero emissions target and ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Conference in Glasgow, provides a signal that Australia is wanting to step up its adoption of new technologies and improve our national environmental performance,” according to FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber.

“The FCAI will work alongside the Federal Government on the adoption of its strategy.”

The FCAI and its members introduced its own Voluntary CO2 Emissions Standard targets for 2030 and reported for the first time in March this year.

“The automotive sector is ready and willing to participate when it comes to a direction on emissions reduction and the adoption of world’s best vehicle technology. I encourage the Federal Government to adopt the FCAI Standard and work alongside the industry to send a strong signal to global manufacturing headquarters that Australians want access to the best vehicle technologies in the world,” Mr Weber said.

 

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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