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Why Australia needs better quality fuel
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4th Jan 2019
4 min read

Why Australia needs better quality fuel

THE car industry has repeated calls for better quality fuel to be introduced across Australia -- to enable the introduction of new super-efficient engine technology. However, both the Federal Government and the petroleum industry have forecast that better quality fuel will lead to higher prices at the bowser, up by between 1 and 2 cents per litre.
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Joshua Dowling
Australia could become a 'dumping ground' for old engines: VW Australia boss
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20th Jun 2018
4 min read

Australia could become a 'dumping ground' for old engines: VW Australia boss

Volkswagen Australia managing director, Michael Bartsch, has called for Australia's fuel standards and emissions testing to be dragged into line with the latest European rules, lest we become a "dumping ground" for old engine technology.
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Scott Collie
Lab-based fuel economy testing a crock, say Australian motoring clubs
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12th Dec 2016
4 min read

Lab-based fuel economy testing a crock, say Australian motoring clubs

Motoring club representative body, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), has released preliminary results from its real-world emissions and fuel economy testing program. The results have prompted the AAA to boldly question the relevance of globally-utilised lab testing as a methodology, plus the government emissions reduction regulations based upon these results, and by extension the honesty of car-maker claims in these areas.
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Mike Costello
Bentley bringing back full-service refuelling... to wherever you are
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8th Oct 2016
1 min read

Bentley bringing back full-service refuelling... to wherever you are

If being a Bentley owner already wasn’t lavish enough, the company has now commenced a trial for an on-demand 24-hours fuel delivery service in California. Partnering with US start-up company, Filld - a mobile app-based fuel delivery service - the sports luxury marque has commenced its ‘Filld for Bentley’ trial, part of its on-going connected car strategy. The aim is to give owners the “ultimate time-saving luxury of never having to search for or stop at a fuel station again”.
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James Wong