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EV charging: FCAI backs Infrastructure Australia
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14th Feb 2019
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EV charging: FCAI backs Infrastructure Australia

Australia's peak motoring body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), has thrown its support behind an Infrastructure Australia report putting electric vehicle charge infrastructure on a list of high-priority projects for the nation. Tony Weber, FCAI CEO, described electric vehicles as a "key component in the way of the future" in a statement. "It is very pleasing to see further acknowledgement and real-world planning from Australian regulators on this technology," he said.
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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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Automotive advertisement code facing review amid road-safety lobbying
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18th Oct 2018
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Automotive advertisement code facing review amid road-safety lobbying

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has promised to review current automotive advertising standards, after complaints from a long-time road-safety activist. Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council of Australia chief executive, recently raised concerns about Ford's latest Ranger Raptor campaign, which involves the pumped-up dual-cab running at high speed off-road. The ute also gets airborne throughout the ad.
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Mercedes-Benz Australia CEO elected as FCAI president
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25th May 2018
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Mercedes-Benz Australia CEO elected as FCAI president

Horst von Sanden, Mercedes-Benz Australia CEO and managing director – pictured above talking with CarAdvice's Mike Costello – has been elected president of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), replacing Matt Callachor, Toyota Australia president, in the role.
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Scott Collie
Australian car industry split over EV subsidies
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8th Jan 2018
6 min read

Australian car industry split over EV subsidies

Representative body for Australia’s motoring industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), says it will not necessarily lobby government to apply subsidies encouraging the take-up of zero emissions vehicles.
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