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Serious concerns about exhaust emissions


1 Jul 2007

The environment and the problems of harmful emmissions are major concerns currently associated with the automotive industry. What’s being done? Well, the wider import motor vehicle industry support, in principle, the Government’s intention to improve the national vehicle fleet for environmental, safety and health reasons. The trade has serious concerns, however, about the draft Exhaust Emissions Rule amendment that government has proposed to achieve this.

The concerns are focused on the likely ineffectiveness of the proposed amendment to the Rule, and the consequent effects on the market. It is said that the proposal will cause severe disruption to the market, increased prices and reduced volumes of imports but, most importantly, will not achieve government’s aims. The resulting increased prices will force people to retain old vehicles for longer, worsening rather than improving total exhaust emissions. Specific concerns relate to the standards chosen for implementation and the timing and phasing of their implementation.

IMVDA and MTA have combined forces to campaign on the Emissions Rule.
They ask: What have you done?

  • Have you spoken to your MP?
  • Have you spoken to interested groups?
  • Have you spoken to the local news media?

The campaign is gaining momentum as people realise the probable effects of implementation of the rule in its present form. You are urged to continue to be active in your local area, it is local awareness that will start the ground swell to galvanise this into a national issue.

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