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Liquefied Petroleum Gas

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a fossil fuel extracted alongside natural gas and is also a by-product of the oil refining process LPG is stored on vehicles under pressure as a liquid.

Fit for purpose

  • LPG vehicles can undertake similar duties to regular vans due to the long range available between refueling events.
  • The vehicles are bi-fuel, so they can operate on either petrol or LPG.
  • Payload is similar to a regular van with the LPG tanks normally mounted in the spare wheel cavity. If additional mileage is required more tanks can be fitted in the load space.

Ideal operation

  • No restrictions. Operates well in all driving environments.
  • There are nearly 1,500 refueling stations that offer LPG across the UK
  • Up to 300 miles on a full tank (plus petrol reserves)

Environmental performance

LPG vehicles are quieter and emit less harmful air quality pollutants than diesel vehicles. They offer  CO2 emission savings when compared to petrol but emit more when compared to a diesel van. However, on a fuel life cycle basis, LPG provides CO2 savings of over 20% when compared to both petrol and diesel.

Compared to Petrol:

  • Tailpipe CO2: 10% saving.
  • Fuel Life Cycle CO2: 15% saving.
  • Good for air quality.
  • Low noise.

Further information

Find a local LPG outlet near you:

Investigate LPG conversions further by visiting DriveLPG.


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