are the pros and cons?
If you purchase a new (dual fuel) vehicle or convert an existing
vehicle you may lose some payload space, taken up by the additional
gas fuel tank. However the vehicle will be able to travel around
700 miles in one journey, using both petrol and gas if necessary.
Due to the fact that alternative fuels are cheaper than diesel or
petrol, a gas or electric vehicle will travel further per £1
of fuel purchased. It must also be noted that due to the fact that
gas has a lower calorific value than petrol or diesel, you actually
get slightly fewer miles per gallon, however the price differential
Approximately 1500 LPG refuelling sites are in operation throughout
the UK. On Merseyside alone there are currently 23 LPG refuelling
A map will be put on this page soon.
Businesses can even have their own filling station fitted on site.
If you wish to convert an existing vehicle, there is an initial
cost of approximately £1500. If you can secure funding through
the UK Governments Powershift scheme www.powershift.org.uk
this may be reduced by 60-80%. At 35p/litre, a medium sized saloon
car (i.e Vauxhall Vectra) travelling 12,000 miles per year will
save approximately £400 per year.
Road Tax on LPG vehicles is also reduced, as the cost of the 'tax
disc' is now based on the CO2 emissions produced by the vehicle.
Lower engine wear can be expected, leading to reduced maintenance
costs and extended engine life.