A new Green Vehicle Guide website will be launched in 2014
To ensure that the Green Vehicle Guide (GVG) website remains a relevant source of information for Australian consumers, the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development will be launching a new GVG website in 2014. The new website will be a result of the consultation process conducted in 2011
. The Department would like to thank all stakeholders for their contributions to this process.
The new website will be consistent with the approach suggested in the 2012 consultation paper and will place a greater emphasis on CO2 emissions, while continuing to provide information on fuel consumption, air pollution, noise and fuel lifecycle emissions.
Under the new approach vehicles will be ranked by their tailpipe CO2 emissions, the current 'star' rankings will no longer be used.
The new default rank order will be as follows:
- CO2 emissions (combined, then urban, then extra-urban);
- energy consumption;
- air pollution standard (ie. Euro 4, 5 & 6);
- fuel consumption (combined, then urban, then extra-urban);
- noise; &
- alphabetical order (manufacturer - model - variant).
The look and feel of the GVG website will change and we will be taking the opportunity to investigate the addition of new features and the modification of old features. For example, creating a single consolidated search page for current and older model vehicles; and listing the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for all Australian Design Rule (ADR) 81/02 certified fuels a vehicle can use, eg.
- For vehicles capable of using ethanol blends - petrol and E85 (in that order); &
- For LPG/petrol dual fuel vehicles - LPG and petrol (in that order).
To ensure the new GVG is of most assistance to consumers the Department is seeking your feedback on how the functionality of the current GVG website could be improved. Suggestions can be provided to firstname.lastname@example.org, until 30 August 2013.
View the Green Vehicle Guide monthly factsheets here