New Zealand Proposes Fuel Efficiency Standards for Vehicles

The proposed standard is one of a range of Government initiatives, including the Emissions Trading Scheme and the fuel economy (star-rating) labelling scheme.

Published: 31-Jan-2008

Fuel economy standard proposed to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Another step towards New Zealand becoming a sustainable nation has been taken with the release of a discussion document on a Vehicle Fuel Economy Standard for all new and used light vehicles entering the fleet, Associate Transport Minister Judith Tizard has announced.

The proposals aim at setting an appropriate standard to improve the fuel economy of vehicles entering New Zealand and in doing so will reduce both harmful emissions and New Zealanders’ use of fuel. The discussion document seeks public feedback on a range of implementation options that would apply to all new and used passenger and light goods vehicles being introduced to the New Zealand fleet.

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