GFEI also participated in an Experts’ Group on Accelerating Fuel Economy Policies in the ASEAN region. The group discussed strategies to incorporate fuel economy into relevant ASEAN working groups and to develop and harmonise fuel economy policies and measures within the region. Furthermore, the development of a roadmap for fuel economy policies in the ASEAN region, which should provide a comprehensive guide for policymakers has been discussed.
In November 2014, Komite Penghapusan Bensin Bertimbel (KPBB) together with the Ministry of Environment and Energy organised a workshop to facilitate the dialogue between key stakeholders, to initiate binding commitments on fuel economy in Indonesia. A cost-benefit analysis on cleaner fuels and fuel economy has been conducted, highlighting a net benefit of USD 70 billion from fuel savings for the next 26 years, in case fuel efficiency standards were adopted.
In Thailand, all manufacturers and importers of light-duty vehicles are mandated to display the Eco-Sticker on windshields to inform consumers about the emissions, safety, and fuel economy rating of new cars from October 2015. The Eco-Sticker includes CO2 rating, fuel economy, as well as vehicle pollutant emissions and will be the basis of revised excise tax rates from 1 January 2016 on. The revised taxation scheme will favour passenger vehicles running on alternative fuels, as well as hybrids and other vehicles with emissions of less than 150 gCO2/km.
In 2015, the Vietnamese government has mandated a fuel economy labeling program for locally assembled and imported cars with up to 7 seats. The car manufacturers or importers are obliged to publish fuel economy data for car models tested in Vietnam or in foreign renowned laboratories.