Discussion Paper on proposed changes to the Green Vehicle Guide
A discussion paper
has been released for public comment proposing a new approach to comparing the environmental performance of vehicles on the Green Vehicle Guide (GVG) website. If adopted, the new approach would apply from 1 January 2013. Comments on the discussion paper close on 30 September 2012.
Green Vehicle Guide "Stage 3" Ratings Discussion Paper
A discussion paper was prepared by the Department of Infrastructure & Transport proposing a revised 'Stage 3' ratings system for the vehicles listed on the Green Vehicle Guide (GVG) and comments were sought on the proposed new ratings from interested parties. The comment period closed on 22 July 2011.
As noted in the discussion paper, one of the triggers to initiate the review of the GVG rating system is the full introduction of a new emissions standard. The current, Stage 2, ratings system was introduced to reflect the full implementation of Euro 3 (ADR79/01
) as the minimum standard for all new petrol vehicles. In July 2010, Euro 4 (ADR79/02
) became the minimum standard for all new petrol vehicles, and this was the technical trigger for the current review and proposed Stage 3 ratings system update.
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