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Question On Notice No. 2610 asked in the Legislative Council on 24 October 2019 by Hon Tim Clifford

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Transport
Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to the Future Mobility section of the Climate Change in Western Australia issues paper, specifically fuel efficiency standards, and I ask:
(a) given Australia is without mandatory fuel efficiency standards, what is the State Government doing to ensure Western Australia does not become a destination for high polluting vehicles; and
(b) research indicates that increasing Electric Vehicle (EV) uptake in State Fleets drastically increases the amount of EV’s available in the second-hand market and to the public, will the State Government implement an EV transition for the State Government Fleet:
(i) if no to (b), please detail why?

Answered on 29 November 2019

(a) Vehicle emission standards are set by the Commonwealth Government’s Australian Design Rules which provide consistent standards for manufacturers, and support in-service compliance by operators. WA road law recognises these standards and requires ongoing compliance as per Part 10, Division 4 of the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014.

(b) The Western Australian Electric Vehicles Working Group is in the process of preparing a strategy for the uptake of Electric Vehicles in the State Government Fleet.