Automotive LPG or autogas is the most accessible alternative fuel available to petrol and diesel in the UK, and indeed Worldwide, today. Thousands of pounds are saved each year by drivers and fleet operators by switching to LPG at the same time benefiting the environment. This includes cars, vans, taxis and even buses.
Driving an LPG vehicle is safe, easy and, best of all, much cheaper than driving a petrol or diesel model. Recent independent tests have also shown that out of the three fuels, LPG has the best environmental credentials.
If you are a business, in addition to the cost savings, running vehicles on LPG sends a positive environmental message about your organisation.
Worldwide there are over 16 million vehicles currently powered by LPG. They are producing less harmful emissions than those driving petrol or diesel, whilst making significant savings at the pumps.
In the UK, LPG costs around 45% less per litre than petrol and diesel, usually resulting in annual savings of up to 40% in fuel costs.
What is LPG?
Liquefied Petroleum Gas is a natural hydrocarbon fuel made up of Propane and Butane. When placed under a small amount of pressure (7bar or 100Psi) it becomes a dense liquid, allowing large quantities of gas to be stored in a relatively small space.
Approximately 60% of the world’s supply is produced from the separation of gas products, with the remaining 40% produced in the refining of crude oil.
You probably already use LPG in your daily life. Common examples of use of LPG include for a gas barbeque or patio heater, off-mains domestic heating or cooking and in aerosol cans.