What's fuelling the surge in petrol prices?

1 April 2022

Fuel prices In the face of the Ukrainian conflict and petrol price hikes across Australia, UQ experts, including Associate Professor Martin Crotty from the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, share their views.

Dr Crotty said we could be looking at a moment where there is a serious uptake in electric vehicles as a result of a simple equation of requiring alternate power sources and being economically disadvantaged in day-to-day life.

“If we think about current elements of disruption, we could be about to see a pronounced rise in ‘micro vehicles’ … things like electronic bikes and scooters.

“From there, the next chapter would be a possible redesign of our cities, because Australia’s major cities are not really designed for that mixed usage at the moment.”

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