“If any technical solution substantially affects the performance of the vehicles, customers must be able to exercise their rights to a refund or replacement.
Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, Senator Larissa Waters, said Australia urgently needs fuel efficiency standards in order to catch up with the rest of the developed world.
“We are at risk of becoming a dumping ground for the world’s dirtiest cars, with our fuel efficiency standards way below Europe, the USA, China, India and Japan.
“The Greens have a bill ready to go in the Senate to bring our fleet to up to the European Union’s 2020 standard by 2023, saving drivers about $850 a year in fuel for new cars.
“Both the big parties are making noises about reducing vehicle emissions but we need action,” Senator Waters said.
There is currently a Senate Inquiry into the Greens’ Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014, which is accepting public submissions here.
Senator Rice: Sam Drummond 0400 352 935
Senator Waters: Monique Vandeleur 0419 626 725