Greening Australian Transport

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Hybrid electric vehicles should be viewed as a transition stage to Battery Powered Vehicles and Fuel Cell Vehicles. Hybrid electric vehicles should be viewed as a transition stage to Battery Powered Vehicles and Fuel Cell Vehicles.
-== Possible fuel savings achieved by moving to rail ==+== Possible fuel savings achieved by moving journeys to electric rail and electric cars ==
* The average vehicle efficiency in Australia is currently 11.5 litres per 100km which equivalent to 960 watt hours per km * The average vehicle efficiency in Australia is currently 11.5 litres per 100km which equivalent to 960 watt hours per km
* A hybrid Toyota Prius in electric only mode uses only 140 watt hours per km * A hybrid Toyota Prius in electric only mode uses only 140 watt hours per km
* 32,999 million passenger kms per year are travelled in Melbourne which is 26,857 million vehicle kms per year (100%), equivalent 25 million barrels of oil per year ($5b worth) * 32,999 million passenger kms per year are travelled in Melbourne which is 26,857 million vehicle kms per year (100%), equivalent 25 million barrels of oil per year ($5b worth)
* Shifting 80% of these to electrified rail (which needs 839GWh of electricity to power it over a year) would save 20 million barrels of oil per year * Shifting 80% of these to electrified rail (which needs 839GWh of electricity to power it over a year) would save 20 million barrels of oil per year
-* Shifting the remaining 20% to electric Toyota prius drivetrain (for example) with larger battery store 192GWh would save 5 million barrels of oil per year +* Shifting the remaining 20% to electric Toyota prius drivetrain (for example) with larger battery store 192GWh would save 5 million barrels of oil per year. Longer journeys in these vehicles could be fuelled by "good" biofuels.
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Establish a Gaseous Refueling Infrastructure for use by both buses and private vehicles

It is now generally accepted that battery vehicles and/or biofueled vehicles will not be able to meet the transport demands of the of the transport sector. To support the adoption of CNG, Hythane and H2 ICE vehicles as well as Fuel Cell Vehicles gaseous refueling must be made available at metro hubs and along trucking corridors.

Refer to the below existing and planned CNG and H2 refueling infrastructures:

Given that we have not yet started Australia can innovate by building combined CNG and H2 refueling stations.

This Melbourne CBD location would be great for a demonstration CNG/H2 refueling station. Proposed Location

Migrate auto industry toward focusing on electric drive vehicles

Migrate auto industry toward supporting vehicles with an electric powered drive train.

  • Electric Drive Train components including:
    • Electric motors
    • Electric vehicle transmissions
    • Regenerative braking systems
    • Related EV Electronics
    • Advanced rechargeable battery technologies
    • Use of light weight materials for vehicle construction

Hybrid electric vehicles should be viewed as a transition stage to Battery Powered Vehicles and Fuel Cell Vehicles.

Possible fuel savings achieved by moving journeys to electric rail and electric cars

  • The average vehicle efficiency in Australia is currently 11.5 litres per 100km which equivalent to 960 watt hours per km
  • A hybrid Toyota Prius in electric only mode uses only 140 watt hours per km
  • 32,999 million passenger kms per year are travelled in Melbourne which is 26,857 million vehicle kms per year (100%), equivalent 25 million barrels of oil per year ($5b worth)
  • Shifting 80% of these to electrified rail (which needs 839GWh of electricity to power it over a year) would save 20 million barrels of oil per year
  • Shifting the remaining 20% to electric Toyota prius drivetrain (for example) with larger battery store 192GWh would save 5 million barrels of oil per year. Longer journeys in these vehicles could be fuelled by "good" biofuels.

Source data to follow.

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