Within the next 10 years, car trips are projected to double across the ten ASEAN Member States. By 2025, sales of passenger cars are estimated to be well above 3 million cars per year, from about 1.5 million in 2015 (OICA 2016). With increasing car ownership but overall still low motorisation levels, it is realistic to expect substantial further growth in motorisation, along with growth in fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and local air pollution.
To mitigate the negative impacts of rising car ownership, in November 2018, the 10 ASEAN Transport Ministers adopted the ASEAN Fuel Economy Roadmap for the Transport Sector 2018-2025. The Roadmaps vision is as simple as ambitious: to “transform the ASEAN light-duty vehicle market into one of the world’s most fuel efficient by 2025.”
The Fuel Economy Roadmap serves as:
- A guide for national and regional FE policy development.
- A toolbox containing policy measures, data and regulatory requirements, and specific action steps
Putting in place goals and policies is important not only to avoid AMS falling behind further in terms of fuel-efficient cars, but also to avoid them losing a competitive advantage for cars made in ASEAN in the global marketplace. Harmonising these policies gradually among AMS is also important for market integration, as it will reduce the burden of regulatory compliance for automakers operating across ASEAN.
You can download the publication here: https://asean.org/storage/2019/03/ASEAN-Fuel-Economy-Roadmap-FINAL.pdf
For more information, you may visit: https://asean.org/asean-steps-advancing-sustainable-transport/