Fuel Consumption by New Passenger Vehicles in Australia 1979–2008

Fuel Consumption by New Passenger Vehicles in Australia 1979-2008

Publication Type:
Information Sheet 30

Publication Subject(s):

Department ID:
08394

ISSN:
1440-9593

Release Date:
August 2009

BITRE has examined trends in the fuel consumption of new passenger vehicles sold in Australia. Up to 2001, technological advances in engine technology, which improved fuel efficiency, were offset by increases in power, weight and the popularity of 4WD vehicles. Since 2001 the overall trend in fuel consumption has continued to decrease with average new light vehicle fuel consumption down 8.4 per cent to 8.14 litres per 100 kilometres (L/100 km).

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