The Courier-Mail - Motoring - - Feature -

Last year, there were 51 “green” car mod­els — de­fined as not ex­ceed­ing 120 g/km — on sale in Aus­tralia and they ac­counted for 2.5 per cent of to­tal new-car de­liv­er­ies. The pre­vi­ous year there were 72 mod­els, tal­ly­ing 4.7 per cent of de­liv­er­ies. GO FIG­URE The re­port is not based on ac­tual ve­hi­cle emis­sions, which depends on fac­tors such as dis­tance trav­elled, and the na­ture of road and traf­fic con­di­tions. In­stead, the lab­o­ra­to­ry­tested emis­sions av­er­age for each model — and a de­tailed list of who buys them — is sup­plied to the Na­tional Trans­port Com­mis­sion by the Fed­eral Cham­ber of Au­to­mo­tive In­dus­tries, the car in­dus­try lobby group. HOME-MADE In 2016 the av­er­age car­bon diox­ide emis­sions for Aus­tralian­made cars was 213g/km, a 2.3 per cent in­crease over the pre­vi­ous year. Of the three brands, Toy­ota had the low­est emis­sions (175g/km), then Holden (233) and Ford (234).

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