How Autogas is Making Australia’s Future Brighter
LPG – Autogas – fuels 25 million vehicles worldwide, and is the second most popular alternative vehicle fuel.
The majority of cars can be converted to run off on autogas.
Big savings on fuel cost is the main reasons that people convert their vehicles.
However, other people are more interested in autogas because it offers the prospect of a brighter.
Vehicle Pollution and Global Warming
Greenhouse gases are responsible for the current rate of global warming.
Greenhouse gases that are produced anywhere on Earth can have an effect on any location around the globe.
If global warming continues at its present rate, some areas are expected to fall into semi-permanent drought, whilst other areas are likely to become more susceptible to flash-flooding.
Many fragile ecosystems are likely to be affected, which may result in the destruction of some of the most unique areas, such as the Great Barrier Reef.
The responsibility for prevention falls upon all of us to reduce the likelihood of this occurring.
Environmental Benefits of Autogas
Using Autogas creates appreciably less carbon dioxide (CO2) than unleaded petrol.
CO2 is the primary greenhouse gas causing long term climate change.
When examined from a “Well to Wheel” perspective, the CO2 benefit is even greater.
This includes emissions associated with the processing and transportation, as well as use.
Diesel CO2 emissions are 29.2% higher than LPG whilst petrol is 26.8% higher than LPG.
LPG cars also produce 95% less ozone and smog causing NOx than diesel engines.
The dirty black smoke that we see coming from diesel vehicles is fine particulate matter.
Solving Health Issues
These fine particles may be deeply inhaled into the lung and carry with them a collection of attached hazardous compounds.
Experts at the World Health Organisation (WHO) say diesel engine exhaust fumes are carcinogenic.
One of the key environmental advantages of Autogas over diesel, as well as petrol, is the near-absence of particulate matter (PM) emissions.
Vehicle air pollution can cause or exacerbate a range of different illnesses, including, respiratory tract infections, lung irritation, bronchitis, asthma, lung cancer, eye irritation and circulatory illness.
Breathing problems are particularly likely to affect the very old and the very young.
One study found that asthmatic children are 40% more likely to have an asthma attack on days when they are exposed to high levels of air pollution.
Traditional fuels, and especially diesel, give off high levels of NOx, which react in sunlight to form ozone.
In terms of ozone causing NOx emissions, one diesel vehicle produces 20x the NOx emission levels of an LPG Autogas vehicle.
Ozone is consistently associated with increased severity of asthma symptoms, as well as with new diagnoses of asthma
A Brighter Future
NOx emissions react with sunlight or other environmental factors they can produce harmful and smog.
Serious smog is more likely to occur in sunny, warm and dry climates.
LPG cars reduce NOx emissions by 95%, when compared to diesel.
If more people chose autogas, it would have a significant positive impact, helping to reduce the incidents of smog and visible air pollution.
If you want to help reduce your carbon footprint, and save money at the same time, you should convert your car to LPG Autogas.
The majority of vehicles can be converted with relative ease, so speak to a qualified conversion specialist to find out just how easy it would be to brighten our future.
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The information in this article is derived from various sources and is believed to be correct at the time of publication. However, the information may not be error free and may not be applicable in all circumstances.