LPG Conversion

LPG Conversion

LPG is an acronym for liquid petroleum gas which is a highly flammable gas created as a product of petroleum during the refining of oil. LPG has properties which render it particular useful in the powering of motor vehicles and in many instances it is preferable over more traditional fuel sources such as petrol and diesel. LPG offers motorists a number of benefits over the more traditional fuel sources which range greatly. LPG conversion offers an attractive alternative for many motorists to paying exceptionally high prices for motor fuel while offering other attractions also.

LPG Conversion

Lower running costs

Contrary to the perception of many LPG actually produces less energy than the petrol or diesel equivalent per measured volume. This is due to the fact that LPG is much less dense than the liquid equivalents. However, by the same token much greater quantities of LPG can be stored within a vehicle due to its low density, meaning that the motor vehicle can travel great distances on a single tank of fuel. Moreover, the greatest money saving comes from the purchase of the fuel which is generally taxed by governments at a much lower rate than liquid fuels. Due to the fact that much of the price paid by motorists for petrol and diesel is in fact tax enforced by the government this can represent a considerable saving for the average motorist. Therefore LPG conversion adds the convenience of less frequent refuelling stops to the cost savings offered by lower government taxation.

Reduced environmental impact

It has been found that the by-products produced by a vehicle using an LPG conversion are less harmful to the environment than the by-products produced by conventional liquid fuelled vehicles. Namely, the carbon dioxide production is lower on LPG vehicles than on vehicles fuelled by petrol or diesel. However, some experts are beginning to question if LPG is as clean as it may first appear. It is true that vehicles using an LPG conversion do produce less carbon dioxide than conventionally fuelled vehicles but converted vehicles do still produce other harmful by-products. Nonetheless, carbon dioxide is by far the greatest pollutant that is produced by vehicles and so a reduction in its production considerably reduces the environmental impact of the vehicle. Moreover, the perceivable exhaust fumes are considerably reduced making vehicles using an LPG conversion particularly suited to urban motoring and use within confined spaces.

Although an LPG conversion will not alleviate all of the problems experienced by the modern motorist it will do much to assist with the concerns of the present time. With budgets limited in the current economic climate an LPG conversion will do much to reduce the running costs of a vehicle over a prolonged period of time. Moreover, with climate change and the environmental impact of motor vehicles at the forefront of the minds of many, vehicles operating an LPG conversion offer motorists a cleaner alternative to conventional fuels with notable reduction in the production of carbon dioxide and other pollutants.

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