The Australian Government provides a range of information and support to help people reduce fuel costs, carbon emissions and pollution from vehicles. This includes the Green Vehicle Guide and the Truck Buyers Guide.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation provides financing to drive uptake of low emissions vehicles. Under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), businesses earn carbon credits by:
- changing to lower emissions vehicles
- changing fuel sources
- improving vehicle efficiency.
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts manages policy and standards development on vehicle emissions, vehicle noise and fuel consumption labelling. It administers the Australian Design Rules which are national standards for vehicle safety, anti-theft and emissions.
The Department of Industry, Science and Resources is responsible for fuel quality standards.
Australian Design Rules Australian Government
Emissions Reduction Fund Australian Government
Fuel Consumption Label Australian Government
Fuel quality standards Australian Government
Fuel Tax Credit for Heavy Diesel Vehicles Australian Government
Future Fuels Strategy: Discussion Paper Australian Government
Green Vehicle Guide Australian Government