REVEALED: The new fleet of BMWs politicians will be ferried around in – but government claims it will SAVE taxpayers money
- Australian politicians will now be driven around in BMW sedans and Toyotas
- The cars will replace the previous fleet of Holden Caprice sedans mid next year
- Cars will cost taxpayers $100,000 less annually due to better fuel efficiency
Federal MPs will be driven around in luxury BMWs and hybrid Toyotas in 2020 in a move set to cost taxpayers $100,000 less every year.
The government’s Comcar fleet of Holden Caprice sedans is being replaced with Toyota Camry Hybrid and BMW 6 series GT sedans, saving $100,000 a year in fuel and maintenance costs, it was announced on Friday.
Finance Minister Mathias Corrman says the new cars will be more environmentally friendly, with the BMWs more fuel efficient, and the Toyota sedans running on a mix of electricity and E10 petrol.
Australian politicians will now ride in luxury Toyota Camry Hybrids (pictured) as part of the government’s Comcar fleet
The cars were chosen by the Department of Finance for having the best safety, suitability and and security (pictured: BMW 6 series GT sedan)
Comcars are used to ferry around federal MPs as well as governmental guests.
Most of the new vehicles are due to hit the road by mid-2020.
The Toyota and BMW vehicles retail for around $40,000-$50,000 and $80,000-$120,000.
The cars were chosen out of eighteen other vehicles, and were considered to have the best vehicle safety, suitability and security.
The cars will replace the previous vehicles of the Comcar fleet that saw politicians travel in Holden Caprice sedans (pictured)