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Greenhouse gas emissions per kilometre for new SA light vehicles: Exceed the national average reduction rate.1 

The only publicly available data on the emissions per kilometre of new SA light vehicles is based on State and local Government fleets (NTC annual report, Carbon dioxide emissions from New Australian Vehicles). Based on this information source, South Australia's State and Local Government light vehicle fleets produce more grams of greenhouse gas emissions per kilometre than their equivalent national averages; however over the last 12 month reporting period our combined fleet has made a greater improvement (4.05%) compared to the national average improvement (3.5%).

Greenhouse Gas Emissions in grams per kilometre

In-service greenhouse gas emissions intensity of SA Government light vehicles: Reduced by 10% per km by 2014/15 (relative to 2009/10 levels).2

Since 2009/10 SA Government light vehicle fleet greenhouse gas emissions have reduced by 4% per kilometre. The fleet is well on the way to achieving the target of a 10% reduction by 2014/15.


Number of stand-alone hybrid electric vehicles registered in South Australia: Increasing.5 

A promising trend is evident over the last three years whereby the number of fuel-efficient hybrid cars on our roads has increased from 1 383 in 2010 to 1 857 in 2012, a growth of over 33%. The range of 8 hybrid vehicle models driven in 2010 has also expanded, with 12 different models being currently registered.


Number of plug-in electric vehicles registered in South Australia: Increasing.5 

During SALEVS time to date, the numbers of plug-in electric vehicles in South Australia has been steadily on the rise, increasing from 30 in 2011 to over 80 in 2013. Sedan cars have lead the way, making up two thirds of our plug-in fleet.

DPTI notes vehicle registrations of non-road transport such as forklifts, streetsweepers, and agricultural vehicles have not been included.

Number of publicly accessible electric vehicle recharge points in SA: Increasing.6 

Since the commencement of SALEVS, the number of public Electric Vehicle Recharging Infrastructure sites in South Australia has tripled.

DPTI notes the commercial arrangement of 3 sites is currently under review

Information Sources:

1. National Transport Commission, Carbon Dioxide Emission from New Australian Vehicles (annual report)

2. Fleet SA, Department of Treasury and Finance (SA)

3. Participant fleet reports

4. Industry survey

5. DPTI’s motor vehicle registration database (TRUMPS)

6. Survey of electric vehicle recharging infrastructure providers