Naamsa questions ‘illogical’ carbon tax as clean fuels legislation stalls

The delay in the introduction of clean fuels in South Africa will halt the flow of new vehicle technology to South Africa, warns the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). “With the widespread introduction of new technology, including new four-way catalytic-converter-equipped vehicles in Europe during 2018, we will now find that, for the first time since the 1996 introduction of unleaded petrol in South Africa, that many regular petrol engine motor cars available to the general public in Europe, will not . . . be marketed in South Africa,” advised Naamsa fuel and emissions working group chairperson Stuart Rayner in a statement released on Monday.