Victorian will follow South Australia’s lead and impose a tax on electric vehicles from 2021. Dan Andrews’ Labor Government confirmed it would charge owners of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles a ...
Yep, drop rego completely (majority of annual is CTP anyway) and more or less user pays for roads maintenance.the more logical thing to do would be drop fuel excise and have a blanket tax per km on all cars -one system for all then
I heard that sales of liquid powered vehicles will be banned from 2030 across Britain (not sure what's happening in the rest of the UK) - I suppose that if they come up with hydrogen technology that might be allowed?I was talking to my cousin in the UK last night and he tells me that,
Boris has outlaid his plan to ban all fuel powered cars, only electric or hybrids will be allowed after 2030 in London.
I was shocked in the Pilbara - up there LPG costs more than petrol or diesel. I would assume due to the transport and handling costs, but you'd be ticked off if you'd gone the LPG route...GOVCO did the backflip on LPG not too many years ago (although it might be a decade or more by now ?) with excise of that fuel.
Volumes I guess, if 2% or even 5% of the population travelling remote on LPG / ULP, then the premium to get it in, delivery, storage etc, make it very cost prohibitive.I was shocked in the Pilbara - up there LPG costs more than petrol or diesel. I would assume due to the transport and handling costs, but you'd be ticked off if you'd gone the LPG route...
Yep, and its all piped to Perth and then trucked back. You want gas hot water in Karratha your using 45kg cylindersI find it very strange that lpg is so expensive there, considering Karratha gas plant and Pluto lng are less than 25ks away.
KGP produces a crap load of the stuff.
I find it very strange that lpg is so expensive there, considering Karratha gas plant and Pluto lng are less than 25ks away.
KGP produces a crap load of the stuff.
The thing is that what is produced at the LNG plants is Liquefied Natural Gas - stuff that is pumped out of the ground, cooled and compressed and then shipped off. CNG is the same as LNG, it just occupies more space as it is not liquefied. It is largely methane.Yep, and its all piped to Perth and then trucked back. You want gas hot water in Karratha your using 45kg cylinders
Fond memories there Les.Volumes I guess, if 2% or even 5% of the population travelling remote on LPG / ULP, then the premium to get it in, delivery, storage etc, make it very cost prohibitive.
Outback . . . diesel is king for numerous reasons (I know that you'd be well aware of this).
Stopped at quite a few places when really remote where diesel was it, no ULP and certainly LPG options.
It'll be a long time before we see any electric charging at places like Birdsville, Mt Dare, and certainly with range limitations in the middle of a place like the Simpson (which I don't really think is remote any longer).
Then again, never say never . . . remember this ?
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I remember your 4 adult camping load, Dave you were a legend getting that up this dune and across there unscathed
Good question, clearly visible in that photo (we stuck quite a few of them up in appropriate places.There's a photo somewhere of me standing on Maj's roof rack, sticking a 4X4 Earth sticker to the underside of the big M sign - I wonder if the sticker is still on there at Mungerannie?
They refine the mercury out. ? . . I hope!KGP used to fill 9-13 tankers a year of lpg, like condensate it used to help pay for the up keep of the place.
Condensate is refined into jet fuel.
Unlike coal seam gas the stuff that comes into those plants is, Methane, butane, propane, condensate, CO2, nitrogen, mercury and a few other things.
CSG is 98% or there about`s Methane. the rest is CO2, Nitrogen, mercury, and water.
Thats why the plants on Curtis island are very simple compared to the ones on the west coast and Darwin.
Methane is one of the highest green house gases known, after it`s burnt it`s one of the cleanest.
The problem is Matt, that, speaking personally, we don't have the money, space or facilities to own two vehicles - a long distance/tow the van vehicle and an around the town electric vehicle.Just another government balls up, most other free thinking and advanced countries pay bonuses and give free charging stations to encourage people to make the switch, no not here, we have a retarded government at all levels.
And don't start with the its no good for remote long distance travel BS, do some research and find out how many km and where the average driver goes and don't fous on a very small % of the population and what that small % do a small % of the time