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Volkswagen rallying dealers for emissions election stoush
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4th Dec 2018
4 min read

Volkswagen rallying dealers for emissions election stoush

Volkswagen is turning to dealers in its push for revised emissions standards Down Under, arming dealer principals with a sternly-worded letter to hand their local member of parliament ahead of next year's Federal Election. The company has been one of the most vocal campaigners for revised legislation around vehicle emissions and fuel quality in Australia, lest we join what it's dubbed the 'automotive third world'.
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Scott Collie
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Stricter fuel standards set to bring cleaner cars to Aussie roads
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30th Jan 2018
3 min read

Stricter fuel standards set to bring cleaner cars to Aussie roads

A report from the Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions has suggested adopting stricter fuel standards in Australia, including tighter controls on sulphur. Should they pass, proposed changes to the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 would make it easier for manufacturers to sell more efficient European cars reliant on higher-quality petrol than currently offered Down Under.
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Scott Collie
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Is my new car economical? How does a Mazda 3 compare to other small cars?
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16th Apr 2017
3 min read

Is my new car economical? How does a Mazda 3 compare to other small cars?

No surprise: Fuel consumption is a key consideration for many Australian new car buyers, primarily because it tends to directly affect your weekly budget and spend. And fair enough. If you think of a car which averages 10L/100km, driven 15,000km a year and filling up at $1.25 per litre, it will cost you about $1875 per year. That’s about two-and-a-half times the annual registration fee, and potentially 10 times the yearly service cost of a small car like a Toyota Corolla.
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James Ward
CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15
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15th Jul 2016
2 min read

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage,with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. What happened in the week ending July 15, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below. THE WEEK IN NEWS:
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Tegan Lawson
Shell unveils ultra-efficient city car concept
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24th Apr 2016
2 min read

Shell unveils ultra-efficient city car concept

Fuel company Shell has unveiled an ultra-efficient city car concept. Yes, that is as counterintuitive as it sounds.
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Matt Campbell