The cost of LPG is half that of petrol. Yes, that's right - half!
The case for LPG over other fuels is compelling. The benefits for the environment are underpinned by Government initiatives (i.e. reduced taxes and charges). There is also reduced wear and tear on the engine. The points below are just some of the reasons to make the change:
You'll be driving in a more environmentally-friendly way. The gain from the use of Autogas for vehicles are undeniable. Please see section below for details
In contrast to diesel, cold starting is no problem, engine performance is similar to petrol
No spilling when filling your tank and little possibility of theft or pilfering
Engine noise is reduced
LPG is better than petrol because it reaches the engine in gas form leading to improved combustion
The ignition of Autogas is smoother as a result of the higher octane content. No additives are required to guarantee high quality
The life of the engine is increased because of the absence of acids and carbon deposits
Autogas contains no lead and is therefore cleaner
Exhaust emissions contain less harmful substances when compared to petrol and diesel
The engine oil does not become diluted with a resulting drop in servicing costs
Environmental benefits of LGP
The Energy Savings Trust indicates that road transport is responsible for nearly 50% of smog forming pollutants. LPG-Cars will work with you to create a zero carbon footprint for your vehicle. This will involve assessment of your annual usage. LPG-Cars will then make an equal contribution to ensure that your first year is carbon zero. We also provide a scheme where you can have a zero footprint for the duration of your ownership. Please ask for details when you book in for the conversion.
Our view is that LPG is a cleaner fuel - specifically:
LPG produces 33% less CO2 emissions than petrol and 45% less CO2 than diesel
LPG vehicles produce up to 82% less Nitrogen Oxide pollutants than petrol and 99% better than diesel!
63% less Carbon Monoxide
40% less Hydrocarbons than petrol and 70% less than diesel
50% less particulates than petrol and 98% less than diesel. These caused the London warning in 2005
At present the energy that goes into production of other bio fuels such as bio diesel and soya based fuels is substantial and the full environmental impact has not been calculated by the experts.
Although there has been a lot of media attention on electric cars the carbon footprint is enormous. The raw materials are mined in remote parts of the world and then flown to specialist refining plants in the west, before being flown to the car plant. Recharging of cars may also require the use of mains power. Electric power generation has its own ecological problems that are well known. So our view is that this will move the problem elsewhere rather than tackling root cause.