It should have come as no shock that rules on carbon emissions for new cars sold in this country are on the way.
|Proposals for mandatory fuel emissions standards |
have raised concerns among auto businesses.
While there have been loud headlines about an alarming "carbon tax", the truth is that standards, in one form or another, have been some time coming, and Australia is no trailblazer.
Eighty per cent of the world's car market – including the US, Canada, Europe and the UK – is already subject to carbon dioxide emissions standards, while Australia has no such rules at all.
So it can be little surprise that our cars are less efficient and worse polluters than many other countries.
Read Nick Toscano’s story on the Melbourne Age - “Carbon car push should surprise nobody.”