Melbourne, Australia - April 19, 2023 - Smartrak, a leading provider of advanced fleet management solutions, today announced its strong support for Australia's adoption of fuel efficiency standards as a critical mechanism for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving the country's ambitious emissions reduction targets.
The transport sector is responsible for 19% of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions and is projected to be Australia's largest source of emissions by 2030. The average passenger vehicle in Australia emits 40% more carbon than cars in the European Union, 20% more than in the US, and 15% more than in New Zealand. These figures highlight the urgent need for action to address emissions from transportation.
Smartrak believes that the adoption of fuel efficiency standards is a vital step towards reducing emissions from transportation and promoting sustainability. Currently, 85% of vehicles sold worldwide are covered by fuel efficiency standards and have demonstrated success in reducing transportation emissions without impacting choice and availability. Australia therefore has no reason to not adopt a similar standard.
"Transportation is a significant contributor to Australia's greenhouse gas emissions, and we need to take action to address this challenge," said Peter Grant, CEO of Smartrak. "By setting standards for fuel efficiency, our customers can adopt more efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles across their fleets. This will help reduce our customer’s impact on the environment and create a cleaner, healthier future for all Australians."
Australia has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 43% by 2030, and net zero by 2050, as part of its obligations under the Paris Agreement. By implementing fuel efficiency standards, Australia can make significant progress towards meeting this target and reducing its overall carbon footprint.
Smartrak's advanced fleet management solutions include a range of features designed to support sustainable fleet management, including real-time tracking and reporting of vehicle emissions and fuel consumption, and the effective management of zero-emissions vehicles such as Electric Vehicles. The company also provides training and support to help customers optimise their fleet operations and report and reduce their environmental footprint.
"We are proud to support Australia's efforts to meet its emissions reduction targets, and we believe that fuel efficiency standards are an essential mechanism for achieving this goal," Grant added. "We look forward to continuing to work with our customers and partners to promote sustainability and reduce our impact on the environment."
Smartrak is a leading provider of advanced fleet management solutions, serving customers across Australia and New Zealand. The company's comprehensive platform includes real-time tracking, reporting, and analysis of fleet performance, as well as a range of features designed to optimize operations, reduce costs, and enhance safety and compliance. Smartrak is committed to promoting sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of transportation through innovative solutions and expert support.
Matthew Perkins, Marketing Manager
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