LPG Conversion in London
The congestion charge is a daily levy imposed on drivers choosing to drive within central London (soon in every city in UK). Failure to pay risks a penalty charge notice of £120.
One of the few ways to avoid the congestion charge is to install LPG
Autogas is Cleaner and Greener – today’s vehicles are much cleaner than they used to be but they still contribute to air pollution, vehicles converted to run on autogas produce far fewer of the harmful emissions associated with traditional fuels and so offer the best environmental alternative.
Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-powered vehicles should be exempted from the congestion charge in London as its emissions are ‘significantly lower’ compared to petrol and diesel fuels, according to LPG supplier Autogas Ltd.
-Autogas is a low carbon content fuel which reduces your carbon footprint.
-Autogas produces fewer harmful emissions that impact on air quality.
-Autogas engine noise is low reducing noise pollution.
-Autogas will quickly evaporate in the event of a fuel spill, unlike petrol and diesel so there is no risk of ground or water contamination.
Based on independent testing of nearly 9,000 cars from the EU that were manufactured recently and that have state-of-the-art pollution controls, those that run on LPG produce 11% less CO2 in operation and about 15% less from ‘well to wheel’, i.e. over the entire fuel supply chain than identical cars run on petrol.
Around 90% of petrol cars currently registered in the UK can be converted to run on LPG. While diesel cars can also be converted, the process is a lot more complicated and is not recommended given the current technology.
The process involves having a second, independent fuel system, including a secondary fuel tank, installed in your car, and this will come with a separate fuel gauge so you know when it’s time to refuel. Depending upon the type of car, you may also have to have an additional lubricating system fitted to avoid excessive wear on the engine. Once installed, you simply fill up your new tank at a service station forecourt as you would your petrol tank. There’s no danger of putting in the wrong fuel or overfilling as the LPG hose has a unique nozzle and an automatic shut-off valve.Even though you’ll be running your car on LPG, it’s still worth keeping your petrol tank topped up as you can still switch over to petrol at any time. If you happen to run out of gas the car should automatically switch back over to petrol.
Aside from the obvious savings on fuel costs, running your car on LPG will make it a much greener machine, with a drop in CO2 emissions of around 20% and almost no particulate emissions. And, provided you inform the DVLA that you’ve converted to LPG, running a more environmentally friendly car will net you a reduction in road tax of £10 per year – not a massive saving, but a saving all the same.
Running your car on LPG can also prolong the life of your engine. As a cleaner burning-fuel it actually reduces wear and tear on your engine and, provided the system has been fitted by an approved installer, it could actually increase the sell-on value of your car, particularly as people look to reduce running costs.
The gas system prices in our workshop start at 650 pounds for a 4 cylinder car, 950 pounds for 6 cylinders and 1100 to 8 cylinders. We can also install gas to a diesel engine car. The installation cost for diesel is 1300 pounds and the direct injection engine for 1100 pounds.All options comes with a lifetime warranty.
In addition, we have a free of charge coutresy car for our clients,
We have been installing gas systems for 8 years and have hundreds of satisfied customers.We want you to be one of them. Save enviroment and money with Autogas.