This question reminds me of something I've wondered about before. Perhaps
someone here can lend some insight:
Here in the US, sales of fuel for vehicles includes a road tax that is
supposed to be used for road maintenance. (Whether the money actually gets
used for that purpose is another discussion entirely.) All gasoline sales
include this tax (to the best of my knowledge -- even if you plan to use it
in a lawn mower or a boat) and all diesel fuel sales that are intended for
use in road vehicles are taxed as well. (Diesel fuel for off-road use
only -- like heating furnace fuel or fuel used by farmers in their
tractors -- is exempt from this road tax and is specially dyed to indicate
such. Getting caught with inappropriately dyed diesel fuel in your
road-going vehicle can result in substantial fines.) The intent seems to be
the taxation all fuel used by road-going vehicles -- which would makes
sense, given the aforementioned ostensible use of the money collected.
Now the question: Are propane-converted vehicles a loophole in this
taxation program? Or are the owners of such propane-fueled vehicles
required to obtain their fuel from someplace that imposes the appropriate
This question would seem to be even more pertinent in the UK and other
European countries where vehicle fuels -- especially gasoline (petrol) --
are taxed far more than here in the US.
1976 Cadillac Fleetwood 9-passenger sedan
1989 Audi 200TQ sedan
Just little remark : This car has 4cyl i believe!
<DIV><FONT size=2>Hi Audi folk. I dont see any correspondence on LPgas
convertion. Has anybody got some ideas as it seems to me a good proposition
<DIV><FONT size=2>the price of petrol is going.
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