LPG SOLUTION TO HIGH FUEL COSTS.
THE LPG market is poised for a boost as fuel prices remain stubbornly above the £1 a litre mark, making more drivers willing to consider converting their car or van and reaping the benefits of using fuel around half the cost of unleaded.
LPG costs about 51/52 pence per litre in the North Staffordshire area, a stark contrast to unleaded which costs 104 ppl.
The increasing gap between LPG and conventional fuels means that the mileage a driver needs to do to recoup the conversion costs of around £1,300 for a typical four cylinder family car is coming down all the time.
Neil Worthington, business partner in CarGas, the Fenton-based conversion specialists which does hundreds of vehicles a year, said: "Look at its this way - if you put £1,300 in the bank at the end of the year you get a few quid in interest but put that into a conversion and you start saving straight away and the more you drive, the bigger the saving.''
After a slight dip, LPG is making something of a comeback with more manufacturers adding LPG versions to their new cars. In recent months both Subaru and Chevrolet have begun promoting the benefits of their dual-fuel models that run on both petrol and LPG.
Although fuel prices levelled off in the run-up to Christmas, petrol and diesel prices shot up again in the second week of January and are now at record highs, respectively 104.3 and 109.2 pence per litre.
A further attraction of LPG is that it is much cleaner environmentally than unleaded with the CO2 being cut by around ten per cent.
For more information contact CarGas on 01782 847829 or www.cargas.co.uk