The Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association (VIA) is cautiously positive about the recent Government decision on changes to the exhaust emissions rule. This positivity comes despite the decision being published with no fanfare and amidst the “fog of war” creating by the election transition uncertainty.Executive Summary →
The Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association (VIA) commends the Ministry of Transport for its proposed amendments to the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Exhaust Emissions 2007. VIA acknowledges the importance of reducing noxious emissions and shares the goal of minimising harm caused by vehicles.Executive Summary →
VIA was aware of the Clean Car Discount deficit and was therefore expecting any changes would necessarily involve increased penalties and decreased credits.
VIA does have concerns that the announced changes will have broader negative impacts as follows:Executive Summary →
VIA supports the transition to a low-to-no emitting economy and environment and therefore supports in principle the changes necessary to get there. That said, we felt there was an entire section missing from the discussion document. We acknowledge that the proposed first order changes might each be useful in accomplishing the goal, but even collectively it “feels” like tinkering and a squandering of potential.Executive Summary →
VIA supports the Clean Car Programme in principle.
While VIA has several concerns regarding the initiative and our modelling has shown several likely risks due to the speed of implementation, we are committed to being part of the solution in reducing greenhouse gases. To address these concerns, VIA will continue to work closely with government to build mitigations and safeguards into the programme.Executive Summary →