Autogas - LPG Fuel for Gas Cars
The LPG fuel used in LPG powered cars is quite often called “Autogas”
Not only is running an LPG car economical, but Autogas is also beneficial to your car. LPG is a cleaner burning fuel than petrol, so engine life is actually extended. Engine oil and spark plugs need changing less often with LPG, so service intervals can be increased.
Using Autogas creates appreciably less carbon dioxide (CO2) than unleaded petrol. CO2 is the primary greenhouse gas causing long term climate change. Overall tailpipe emissions can be as much as 80 per cent cleaner using LPG Autogas instead of petrol.
The dirty black smoke that we see coming from diesel vehicles is fine particulate matter that is carcinogenic. Experts at the World Health Organisation (WHO) say diesel engine exhaust fumes can cause cancer in humans. When comparing a diesel engine with an LPG Autogas equivalent, emissions of this particulate matter would be cut by over 90%.
In simple terms, LPG conversion is the addition of a second fuel system including an LPG tank, intake manifold modifications, a new ECU and various fittings. These additions enable the LPG conversion to run on both fuels.
LPG Conversion Kit Price
An installed LPG conversion kit price can range from around $2,500 to over $4,000, depending on which of the four types of LPG conversion systems you choose and the type of vehicle. Every vehicle can be a bit different.
Four Types of LPG Conversion Systems
The four types of LPG conversion systems incude:
1. Converter-and-mixer LPG conversion (autogas conversion) systems
2. Vapour phase injection (VPI) LPG conversion
3. Liquid phase injection (LPI) LPG conversion
4. Liquid phase direct injection (LPDI) LPG conversion (autogas conversion)
A manual fuel selector switch and gauge is added inside the car.
UNIGAS - Australia's Autogas Suppliers
UNIGAS is the Autogas division of Elgas, Australia's largest LPG marketer. UNIGAS is the largest Autogas wholesaler in Australia not owned or managed by an oil company. We supply more than 1,000 sites and, as a specialist LPG company, assist both retailers and consumers.
UNIGAS supports local service stations to ensure LPG remains competitive and convenient and that there is a national role for independent retailers. We provide service, value and convenience as well as economical and environmental benefits.
Please visit our UNIGAS web site for more information