What is LPG?         

Autogas is the common name for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) when it is used as a fuel in internal combustion engines in vehicles as well as in stationary applications such as generators. It is a mixture of propane and butane.

  Autogas is widely used as a "green" fuel as it decreases exhaust emissions. In particular, it reduces CO2 emissions by around 35% compared to petrol. One litre of petrol produces 2.3 kg of CO2 when burnt, whereas the equivalent amount of autogas produces only 1.5 kg of CO2 when burnt. It has an octane rating (MON/RON) that is between 90 and 110 and an energy content (higher heating value—HHV) that is between 25.5 megajoules per litre (for pure propane) and 28.7 megajoules per litre (for pure butane) depending upon the actual fuel composition.

               How does LPG work?                                  

An LPG Conversion works in exactly the same way as a normal petrol engine, just with a different fuel. Everything about your vehicle remains the same but a separate fuelling system is added with its own tank, piping, ECU and injectors.
Converted vehicles become "dual-fuel" - they can change between running on petrol or gas at the flick of a switch, even whilst driving. As LPG is a much cleaner fuel, there is less wear and tear on the engine and its life will be prolonged.

LPG is also 100% lead-free, produces fewer emissions (which is why it attracts a lower duty rate) and causes less oil-contamination. Combustion is cleaner, your engine will be quieter and smoother and much better for the environment.

Earlier  LPG systems are renowned for having problems when fitted to modern engines with all of their electronic wizardry. The car would detect that something wasn't quite right and try and adjust the fuel flow, resulting in backfires, stuttering and occasionally more serious problems.
Thankfully, modern systems are now able to completely interact with most makes of vehicle and you won't know whether you are running on petrol or gas without looking at the switch.
Also, LPG-converted cars are now starting to rise in residual value as buyers realise that they can run at half the costs of a normal car.

Autogas is the third most popular automotive fuel in the world, with approximately 16 million of 600 million passenger cars powered using the fuel, representing less than 3% of the total market share. Approximately half of all autogas-fueled passenger vehicles are in the five largest markets (in ascending order): Turkey South Korea Poland Italy and Australia.

Contact LPG North East today to have your car converted to a dual fuel vehicle
to also run on LPG Autogas saving your pocket and saving the planet

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