Although the list of alternative fuels to choose from may seem long and a bit complicated, Liquefied Petroleum Gas might save the day with its beautifully simple viability for most van drivers or fleet couriers.
Simply put, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is both a fossil fuel and a by-product that can be stored under pressure as a liquid in tanks mounted in a van’s spare wheel cavity. This fact alone makes it one of the best contenders in the great ‘which-alternative-fuel-to-choose’ debate. LPG’s other attributes include:
From an environmental stand-point LPG wins top points. Compared to petrol:
The government offers a small incentive for choosing to use LPG as an alternative fuel (£10 off Vehicle Excise Duty fees) but the real savings are at the pump. Compared to both unleaded petrol and diesel, LPG comes in around 50% less per litre. With fuel costs on the rise this savings is significant enough to be felt on your bottom line. Companies have reported an annual running cost savings of nearly 40% with the use of LPG vehicles instead of petrol fuelled ones.
The time is now to make the commitment to the use of an alternative fuel if you want to stay in the game. Between penalties and the prices at the pumps affording to remain in the world of diesel or petrol simply is not an option. The alternative fuel choices out there are growing and with newer technology their viability and affordability increases every day. Ultimately it comes down to the decision of which type of ‘green’ suits you best.
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