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  1. #1 Diesel, petrol or Gas? 
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    hi....

    I'm planning to buy a car which must be fuel efficent and produce less pollution. But the salesman wasnt able to explain to me what's the difference between a hybird car with petrol and gas.

    I'm just comparing which gives you more pollution? diesel, petrol or gas. And the pros and cons about it.

    and the prices goes from highest to lowest respectively.


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    petro-gasoline are the same thing, diesel is less refined gas. the engines used in a vehicle are designed to use one or the other and can each have the same results.

    hybrids are cars with equipment to contain more of the contaminants and yet give better mileage. obviously all cars can be built this way, but many people will not pay the difference. there are differing opinions on cost/efficiency since the additional cost would require the average driver to own that one vehicle to gain back the initial cost for ten years. most that buy them feel they are saving the planet or making a social statement.

    the refining of fuels can also make a difference. not so much in mileage but what is emission. California requires certain things and their consumer pays about 10 cents per gallon. the results are apparently and the public seems to comply w/o question, when questions should be asked...


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    I understood Hybrid cars were a mixture of electric and petrol, he electricity being used at low speed constant start/stop (eg in traffic ) with the petrol engine kicking in about the same time road rage does...
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    what i meant about gas is LPG.

    There are cars which are equipe with LPG and petrol tank. And the price for LPG in australia is 54 cents a liter. But what's the pros and cons about using LPG?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ert
    what i meant about gas is LPG.

    There are cars which are equipe with LPG and petrol tank. And the price for LPG in australia is 54 cents a liter. But what's the pros and cons about using LPG?
    think the question would be fuel availability. many company vehicles that service an area use a cheaper fuel or even battery operated. they generally have fuel ports at their facility. fork lifts for instance are used in every warehouse, no small diesel operated units are even made and every warehouse plugs them in or maintains propane canisters.

    mege; don't know about road rage, but thats my understanding as well...
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    Hi ert,

    From which country are you from because for more specific answer to your question. There are many factors such as fuel availability, govt. rules, prices ,etc. which are to be taken into consideration.
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    I'm from Australia.

    I agree the fuel availability is one of the factor and also, when LPG is burnt, it doesnt produce as much carbon monoxide as petrol or diesel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ert
    I'm from Australia.

    I agree the fuel availability is one of the factor and also, when LPG is burnt, it doesnt produce as much carbon monoxide as petrol or diesel.
    you and folks like you are the reasons i argue so against the GW philosophy. if you can afford and like to be conservative, fine buy the expensive car and be a symbol of some sort. to make up the cost difference is 8-10 years and plants will do fine with out the little of your feed to them will be...

    we in the US are getting a good taste of "cold". this in my opinion will be more a taste each coming year as we begin to cool. mark my word, those that have convinced you GW is your fault, will in ten or so years be saying GCooling, is also. there can be no winning an argument when the points in fact are not whats being argued. in this case the real issues are control and capitalism.
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