The Australian government will contribute A$1,000 ($761) toward the purchase cost of new factory-fitted liquid petroleum gas powered vehicles, and A$2,000 ($1,522) towards the cost of retro-fitting vehicles in a A$1.576-billion ($1.2 billion), 8-year package aimed at boosting use of home-grown alternative fuels. The subsidies are available immediately, will run for eight years and are said to provide a payback to consumers in fuel savings within four months of purchase. Converting cars ...

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