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Post by tassie_tiger » Mon, 30 Jun 2008, 02:45


Channel 7's 'Sunrise' program has an online petition about the means test on solar panels. As part of that petition is a 'comments' field.

May I suggest the petition be signed and use the petition field to also

'call on the government to remove all taxes on electric motors and batteries for use in electric car conversions done in Australia'


or words to that effect. I've 'signed' it already, maybe a link to this forum would be handy in the comments section too!

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http://sunrisefamily.com.au/current/petition/form.php
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Post by Taffy » Mon, 30 Jun 2008, 03:23

Signed.

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Post by antiscab » Mon, 30 Jun 2008, 03:42

likewise

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Post by Thalass » Mon, 30 Jun 2008, 05:09

Ditto, signed. There seem to be quite a few of us. :P
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Post by Striker » Wed, 02 Jul 2008, 01:12

Signed also.

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Post by Rattrap » Sun, 20 Jul 2008, 00:05

signed

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Post by evric » Sun, 20 Jul 2008, 03:32

Signed...

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Post by sevenofnine » Mon, 21 Jul 2008, 14:59

Possibly a dumb question, but why is there not a gov't rebate for EV conversion, the same way there is one for LPG?

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Post by Rattrap » Mon, 21 Jul 2008, 15:16

Defenately not a dumb question, in fact its a national tragedy. Add it to the looooooong list of things we should be doing.

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Post by Striker » Mon, 21 Jul 2008, 16:34

sevenofnine wrote:why is there not a gov't rebate for EV conversion, the same way there is one for LPG?


How much of your $15k-$35k do you believe they should be giving you back?

I agree that there should be incentives, but with LPG it is a relatively small cost, and fairly standard across the board.

EV conversions have a huge range of choices in the motors, controllers, chargers and batteries, resulting in even greater range of costs.

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Post by sevenofnine » Mon, 21 Jul 2008, 18:42

Striker wrote:
sevenofnine wrote:why is there not a gov't rebate for EV conversion, the same way there is one for LPG?


How much of your $15k-$35k do you believe they should be giving you back?


I guess I just feel that there should be some incentive for doing an EV conversion, versus an LPG one which, as you point out, is already significantly cheaper even without the rebate, and is still using a non-renewable resource (I know that right now the power from my power point comes from coal, but when greener power is available, an EV needs no extra conversion to take advantage of it).

My hubby suggested an interesting idea to me the other night - a scheme like HECs for EV conversions, offering the EV'er a low interest or no interest loan to be paid back at an agreed rate after the converted car is on the road (since you would now presumeably have significantly more $$ per week that you're not paying in petrol & engine repairs iykwim?).

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Post by Striker » Mon, 21 Jul 2008, 18:58

sevenofnine wrote:a scheme like HECs for EV conversions, offering the EV'er a low interest or no interest loan to be paid back at an agreed rate after the converted car is on the road
If this was introduced, it would solve the only problem holding me back from a conversion (money).

I have no problems raising $100/week for repayments, possibly more with the negated need for $80/week in fuel, also.

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Post by antiscab » Mon, 21 Jul 2008, 20:35

yeh, a low cost loan arrangement, i like it.
mayb we could approach the banks that are peddeling these "green" home loans.
might have to talk to the secretary after the elections

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Post by Thalass » Tue, 22 Jul 2008, 17:56

It could be argued that if you can save $100 per week for repayments, then you could save $100 per week and stick it in a savings account... But then of course you'd have to wait for, say, 100 weeks to accumulate $10,000 (not counting interest), which would be difficult for someone enthusiastic enough about a project like this to actually make the effort in the first place.


So yeah. I like this loan idea :P
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Post by Striker » Tue, 22 Jul 2008, 18:00

Thalass wrote:which would be difficult for someone enthusiastic enough about a project like this to actually make the effort in the first place.
I'm selling my other cars to raise some currency..
I currently have four. Three of them will be going.

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Post by DVR » Thu, 24 Jul 2008, 00:27

At the very LEAST EV conversions SHOULD be eligible for the same rebate offered for solar panels.
Something like $8000 ATM. Image

Oh.... And signed the petition a few weeks ago Image
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Post by Big Paul » Thu, 24 Jul 2008, 00:44

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Post by Thalass » Thu, 24 Jul 2008, 17:28

Striker wrote:
Thalass wrote:which would be difficult for someone enthusiastic enough about a project like this to actually make the effort in the first place.
I'm selling my other cars to raise some currency..
I currently have four. Three of them will be going.

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I'll be selling my car, too, after I've finished the conversion. I'll need it to get to work! :P

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Post by tassie_tiger » Tue, 29 Jul 2008, 19:46

I don't know if this helps individuals, but *perhaps* some companies may benefit from this:
The Climate Ready customer information guide provides information for customers about small and large grants under the Climate Ready program - how to apply, what projects and activities are eligible, and other relevant information.

http://www.ausindustry.gov.au/content/c ... 8EEF803BEF
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