The Best LPG Car!
This blog will be exploring what LPG is, how an LPG Car is made, and which one is the Best LPG Car.
What is LPG?
LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is a hydrocarbon gas that exists in a liquefied form. LPG is a colourless, low carbon and highly efficient fuel.
There are two main types of LPG Gas, Propane (C3H8) and Butane (C₄H₁₀) and can be used in several ways – BBQ, Heating and many more.
LPG boils at a low temperature and to avoid it evaporating due to its low boiling point, it is typically stored in pressurised steel vessels such as gas bottles.
What is an LPG Car?
To create an LPG Car, a large tank (often 100 litres) is fitted to the boot of a car. A pipe runs the full length of the car, one side is fitted to the LPG tank and the other is attached to the Petrol engine.
LPG gas runs through the vehicles system just like petrol. When you run out of LPG gas, then your car will automatically switch to petrol.
LPG vehicles have a slightly higher price than the gasoline version but is cheaper than the diesel version.
What is the Best LPG Car?
A round 90% of petrol cars can be converted to LPG. If you convert your car to LPG, then is will reduce engine wear and prolongs engine life.
Driving on LPG is both safer and easier to do. It helps reduce Carbon build up during the internal combustion process.
Many manufactures offer an LPG option on their car models in Europe but there is only one company at the moment that offers LPG models in the UK. Dacia has launched the LPG option across the following models:
- Dacia Duster
- Dacia Sandero
- Dacia Logan MCV
When LPG burns it creates up to 80% less NO2 than a diesel car and about 5-7 times less than a petrol car.
If you decide to convert your car to LPG, then you would have two different size tanks to choose from. Your first option is a tank that sits in the spare wheel well, this tank is about 44 litres, and your second option is a tank which will sit in your boot but this one will take up more space, this tank can be fitted with 60 litres or more.
In conclusion, we believe that LPG Cars are becoming the ‘chosen cars. They are better for the environment and for the car’s life span. Your car will run smoother, quieter, and cheaper. If you are interested, then do not just take our word, do your own research, and find some more reasons to convert your car.