The Australian new-vehicle market hits a new environmental milestone, as average carbon-dioxide emissions last year reached their lowest level on record, helped by improvements in engine technology. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries says the National Average Carbon Emission (NACE) figure for 2009 was 218.5 g/km of CO2, down 1.8% from 222.4 g/km in 2008. All new passenger cars, SUVs and light-commercial pickups, vans and buses up to 3.9 tons (3.5 t) are included in calculating ...

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