Although an absolute shortage of oil may not constitute a near term threat to Australia, an increasing economic cost will be involved in servicing future patterns of oil consumption. As road transport demands more than a third of our oil supplies, conservation measures should help relieve the effects of increasing oil prices. The energy efficiency of the commercial transport sector is already promoted by a clear perception of competitive advantage; government's role is to ensure that institutionally improved constraints on vehicle efficiency are relevant and effective. Car design is not so efficient, however, and the government may need to encourage or regulate development of more efficiently designed and more efficiently used cars. /Author/TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the papers of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Australasia, National Convention, Hobart, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    191 Royal Parade
    Parkville, Victoria 3052,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • REID, GKR
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188394
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM