Recreational vehicles manufactured in Australia increased 47% in August this year compared to last year, according to data presented by the Caravan Industry Association of Australia (CIAA).
In a LinkedIn video post, CIAA showed data for the August reporting cycle. According to the figures, Australia manufactured 2,737 vehicles, up 47% from August 2021 and 36% higher than the same month in 2019.
As the CIAA recently made multiple moves to brighten the future of the Australian RV sector, it presented its monthly RV Insights report for October.
The data showed that the industry had bounced back from the pandemic levels. It also led to a year-to-date figure of 17,743 vehicles manufactured, with a rolling annual total of 25,336 vehicles, up by 13.2% from the previous year.
They also show that the average production per working day is up, rising from 44.8 units in August 2021 to 119 units this year. It is the highest recorded daily production level for the Australian RV manufacturing sector.
The association’s insights report for last month showed the industry was facing supply chain challenges and resourcing issues.
The CIAA addressed the issues by participating in job summits, fuel efficiency forums, departmental briefings, and business forums with opposition ministers and briefed government ministers on their industry policy pillars.
Electric Vehicles Consultation
Last month, they submitted the piece, providing information for an electric vehicles (EV) strategy and appropriate policies to help the federal government. It also contained feedback from a broad range of submissions from the general public.
A few months ago, the CIAA worked on a consultation paper on Fuel Efficiency Standards and EVs to help the federal government form strategies and policies to accommodate EVs in the country.
The association already plans on using some of the federal budget it received to help caravan parks and manufacturers with their EV plans.
The summary topics of the consultation piece include the vehicle type of EVs. CIAA said in the LinkedIn video that key players need to ensure that people have the appropriate EVs to tow specific caravans, like three and a half tons or more vehicles. It also contains what the EV market would and should look like and ensure the opportunities it provides in the future.
Another topic is infrastructure for EVs. It provided information on how EVs can draw and affect tourism and the infrastructure that metro and rural areas need. Led by Adelaide, South Australia, many states are also looking at supercharged highways.
It also contains information on the support needed by the states and how the federal government can coordinate with them.
The consultation piece also showed the need to innovate if EVs are to enter the country. CIAA said that the caravan industry has been focusing from “strength to strength,” and they mentioned the kind of support they need to stay at the forefront of the industry.
To learn more about CIAA and its industry advocacies, visit https://www.caravanindustry.com.au/.