The Benefits of LPG Autogas
LPG Autogas is a great alternative to either petrol or diesel.
LPG is becoming an increasingly popular way to power vehicles around the world, with 25 million LPG cars worldwide and hundreds of thousands of LPG vehicles in Australia.
Other than its burgeoning popularity, there are a range of other reasons why you should consider having your vehicle converted to autogas.
LPG Autogas is a Greener Fuel
Many consider it a low carbon transition fuel between high carbon fuels, like petrol and diesel, and zero emission vehicles that are either under development or in their infancy.
LPG cars fuelled by autogas provide a number of environmental benefits – cleaner air, less CO2 and a reduced amount of particulate emissions.
Autogas offers an immediate reduction of up to 15% in CO2 emissions compared to a petrol powered vehicle, while up to 95% of damaging particulates are eliminated by replacing a diesel engine with an LPG fuelled equivalent.
In addition, filling an LPG tank is a fully sealed process, so no LPG leaks to the atmosphere.
Unlike LPG, when you fill up with petrol or diesel, you may be inhaling fuel vapours that are also escaping into the atmosphere.
LPG is a Healthier Fuel
Experts stated that diesel exhaust was even more carcinogenic than second-hand cigarette smoke.
Diesel fumes are linked to an increased risk of lung cancer and also linked to bladder cancer.
Diesel exhaust consists of gases and soot.
The gases include carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur oxides, and hydrocarbons.
The soot, or particulate matter, is made up of carbon, organic materials and trace metallic compounds.
It’s these fine particles that get into the deepest part of our lungs, where they may trigger asthma attacks, bronchitis, emphysema, heart disease and cancer.
The World Health Organisation estimates that there are more than 3 million deaths per year from air pollution.
LPG is a Lower Maintenance Fuel
With petrol and diesel, deposits can build up over time reducing the efficiency of your engine.
These deposits can also mean increased maintenance costs.
Engine oil and spark plugs need changing less often with LPG, so service intervals can be increased.
LPG is a cleaner burning fuel, so engine life is actually extended.
LPG is a Lower Cost Fuel
This means that over the lifetime of your car, you would end up with impressive savings on your fuel costs.
For example, if you drive 30,000km per year, your savings with Autogas could be nearly $1,500/year, compared to using petrol.
If you fuel your car with autogas, in lieu of petrol or diesel, you could significantly cut your vehicle running costs.
LPG Conversions are Fast, Easy & Affordable
For most cars, pre-engineered conversion kits are available, with all the parts and programming required.
The new toroidal LPG tanks are doughnut shaped and typically are fitted within the spare wheel well.
They come in various sizes to fit just about any car, ute or SUV.
Most conversions can be done in one or two days.
If you are considering having your vehicle converted to LPG, you should talk to a conversion specialist to find out whether your vehicle is LPG compatible, but most are.
The conversion specialists can also provide a firm quote on the cost and the time required for the conversion.
Talk to a specialist today to find out what they can do for you.
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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.