08.25.2022

‘Fuel emissions standards’ just a costly leg-up for EVs

Feature Photo : Three Models of Tesla EVs

You have to hand it to the passenger motor vehicle industry – they are past masters at securing favours from governments. They have been doing it for decades – arguably it’s their core skill set.

Just because we no longer produce cars here doesn’t mean that the multinational car companies have given up seeking to influence government policy to their benefit. And this is precisely what is happening with fuel emissions standards.

Don’t think for a minute they are motivated by saving the planet; it’s all about ensuring that what is decided yields their company the best commercial result.

Authored by Judith Sloan and originally published at Spectator Australia on 26 August 2022 here.

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