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Update: New Porsche fuels debate about Australia’s petrol quality
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28th Feb 2019
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Update: New Porsche fuels debate about Australia’s petrol quality

UPDATE AUSTRALIA'S fuel quality is still apparently not suitable for the latest high tech engines - despite Porsche this week claiming its updated Macan SUV was the first car sold in Australia with a petrol particulate filter. Further investigation found Porsche has in fact not fitted particulate filters to its latest model sold in Australia, contrary to initial reports. Porsche shocked the car industry - and its fellow German brands - by announcing the technology leap.
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Joshua Dowling
WLTP: What's all the fuss about?
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15th Jul 2018
7 min read

WLTP: What's all the fuss about?

From September 2018, the World harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP), a completely overhauled set of fuel consumption and emissions testing rules designed to replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) test, will come into force. By then, only WLTP-homologated cars will be allowed for sale in Europe.
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Scott Collie
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
Budget 2014 : Fuel excise increase confirmed, money to be used for road infrastructure
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13th May 2014
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Budget 2014 : Fuel excise increase confirmed, money to be used for road infrastructure

Motorists will pay more for fuel over the coming years following an announcement from the Abbott Government in its 2014 Budget that it will raise $2.2 billion in revenue by 2018 by indexing the fuel excise it collects against inflation.
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