The report reviews the state of knowledge in the field of alternative road vehicle technologies, some of which also offer potential gains in terms of energy resources and indicates the magnitude of possible benefits. Estimated Australian reserves of lpg are sufficient for 80 years supply at the present rate of extraction. Lpg engines have operational characteristics broadly comparable to petrol and diesel engines. Examination of the value of converting existing engines at present prices show that most would benefit financially but only if lpg were to continue free of excise. From the general social viewpoint, there is not a strong case for substantial conversion to lpg; the case rests mainly on some reduction in air pollution, but there has been insufficient measurement to establish the magnitude of this benefit. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Australia Government Publishing Service

    Bureau of Transport Economics, P.O. Box 84
    Canberra, A.C.T. 2600,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM