zzsstt wrote:But imagine, if they can say that a private citizen making their own biodiesel from waste frying oil or home grown canola has to pay excise, presumably they can say the same for electric vehicles. So if I recharge my electric car from free solar (PV) power, somehow I will end up having to pay the government.........
and how could they charge excise for use of Home-Brew car fuel..???
Now this just arrived and is interesting but it does not seem to account for the actual massive cost of the compressor or the 1000Hr servicing or the life expectancy or the electricity to run the whole show.
the benefits sound great but,,,
2.2KwH for the compressor...
... Much as you may have expected..
The only question I am left with is what constitutes a FULL CNG tank and how far that will take you.
I have a 65Ltr LPG tank and that typically last a working week.. ie.. Typical usage of 12Ltr/day, which is about 2 hours compressor time (.. do I have my thoughts right..) or ABOUT 4KwH of electricity a day.
No issue if I have solar, provided that I leave the van home during the day and work at night..
At least the bride would be happy...
PS - I can't get my head around these facts..
Time to fill 60Ltr CNG tank = 2.5Hrs
Output: 6M3/Hr = 6.6L of Petrol..
.. does this say a CNG tank holds the equivalent of about 17Ltrs of petrol.
ie.. HOW far do you get from a TANK of CNG..
.. This makes me think that a 60Ltr CNG tank would demand daily filling.
and BTW - Most vehicles simply MUST start using petrol (I understand) and so I certainly can't go to CNG alone, or CNG and LPG..