More green lights for green cars

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SHOULD green cars get spe­cial treat­ment in Aus­tralia? Syd­ney broad­caster Steve Price says def­i­nitely not, ar­gu­ing that sports cars are just as spe­cial as hy­brids and en­ti­tled to just as much ac­cess to spe­cial park­ing spa­ces and bus and tran­sit lanes.

But there is a push for spe­cial treat­ment for hy­brid cars, such as the Toy­ota Prius and the new Honda In­sight.

The pol­icy at cars­Guide is to push for a broader brush for all sorts of green cars, from plug-in electrics to hy­brids, diesels and even ef­fi­cient petrol power.

Suzuki Aus­tralia’s livewire boss, Tony Dev­ers, wants the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment to give an of­fi­cial rul­ing on the true colour of green, ar­gu­ing that the bench­mark should be set at fuel con­sump­tion bet­ter than 7 litres for 100km and emis­sions of less than 130g/km of CO2.

It seems like a rea­son­able start­ing point, but there is sure to be a lot of ar­gu­ment be­fore there is a fi­nal rul­ing.

So please tell us what you think by send­ing an email to cars­guide@her­ald­

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