Ban on regular unleaded will cost Victorians more with little benefit

Brian Negus, RACV Public Policy General Manager said, “RACV supports measures alongside the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) to reduce environmental impacts of motoring and deliver cleaner fuel, but equally wants to ensure regulatory proposals are carefully considered and do not financially penalise Victorian motorists.

“RACV wants the Federal Government to rule out removing regular 91 octane unleaded fuel from the market as part of this proposal. We want to see the continued availability of alternative fuel types in the market to support the Australian fleet.

“Removing regular unleaded petrol from the market would raise costs for Victorian motorists and given the age of cars on the road, it is not likely to reduce emissions.”

Written by RACV, Anastasia Karalis, (03) 9790 2572
March 23, 2017