Industry summit brings together 10 parties to find a way forward as the times change

Ten organisations across Australia’s automotive industry have reached a historic agreement about how the country can best transition from internal combustion to electric vehicles.

The five national bodies – the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA), Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) and National Automotive Leasing and Salary Packaging Association (NALSPA) – attended a summit this week, as well as the MTAA’s five member groups.

The organisations representing thousands of businesses that; make, sell, distribute, provide novated leasing, service, repair, supply aftermarket parts, components, and accessories, dismantle, recycle, and train tens of thousands of automotive professionals.

Together they agreed: to back the mandating of CO2 emissions targets, rather than those aimed just at electric vehicles specifically, to support the Federal Government in developing an EV strategy, and opposed the introduction of bans that limit consumer choice and remove options for meeting car owners’ needs.

Other items on the table were; considering the entire registered vehicle fleet and the needs and requirements of Australians who own and operate them, maintaining the safety, security, service, repair, and internal combustion engine vehicles, and lobbying for emissions targets and milestones to be nationally rather than state-based.

Extracted in full form: Auto organisations join forces to agree industry pathway to electrification (