Kōrero: Energy supply and use

Coal gas for cars, 1940s

During the Second World War several thousand cars were converted to run on coal gas or on charcoal-burning gas producers. The government waived a mileage tax for converted cars, eager to reduce petrol use. There was another advantage in conversion: petrol was strictly rationed until June 1950.

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Reference: Surface shelters. National Film Unit, 1942

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Megan Cook, 'Energy supply and use - Coal and coal gas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/21458/coal-gas-for-cars-1940s (accessed 31 May 2020)

He kōrero nā Megan Cook, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010