Saturday, October 28, 2006

Now here's a sexy story: we've stepped into a new era with the introduction of emissions testing for motor vehicles.

It's not the first time I've posted about vehicle emissions, but as of yesterday, in order to get a WoF your motor needs to be visually cleared for emissions.

This can be seen as a first step in moving toward the tougher vehicle emissions standards that Government has been discussing. Frogblog posted about these discussions at the time and it generated some decent comment.

Yesterday a British Labour MP advocated that new car advertising include emission data. This is a great idea if fuel efficiency data is incorporated. New car buyers sit at the top of a very influential "vehicle supply chain" - they need emissions information.

In the New Zealand setting this new car supply chain is tempered somewhat by a substantial import market. Maybe data is needed for all vehicles before they are first sold in NZ - new and used.

Update: article from the Herald this morning (Sun 29th Oct).

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