LPG fuel driving down pollution levels

LPG fuel driving down pollution levels

Industry Blueprint demonstrates LPG benefits to motoring

Liquid Petroleum Gas Petrol alternativeA Government-backed £300 million scrappage scheme in 2009 persuaded thousands of us to upgrade to new cars which helped out our struggling motor industry no end. Approximately 400,000 vehicles were ordered via the scheme before it was scrapped the following year.Industry lobbyists would now like to see a new “scrappage” scheme with the emphasis, not on driving more sales but on driving down the levels of pollution in our major cities.They would like to see owners of “gross polluters” offered financial incentives to get them out of their old cars and into a newer more efficient models. Every year engines become more and more efficient but remain unaffordable to many. Last year Boris Johnson said that a £2000 offer for an older vehicle to be scrapped would be a step in the right direction to meet stringent EU rules on pollution.The air pollution targets set by the EU are no joke. In 2014 the UK tax payer was hit with an avoidable bill of £300 million for failing to meet air pollution targets.Since the year 2000 LPG has been widely available for the use in vehicles. LPG powered vehicles are a lot less harmful to the environment, they emit significantly fewer pollutants such as CO2, NOx and particulate matter than petrol or diesel models.In addition to the scrappage scheme, the UK’s LPG industry has launched its own blueprint on which it would like to see more support for local authorities wishing to convert their work fleets to less polluting fuels.The blueprint also calls for the government to offer incentives to motorists who choose to make the switch from the traditional petrol or diesel to more environmentally friendly fuels. The LPG industry suggests this would lower the levels of pollution and keep EU fines at bay.The LPG industry feels that despite staggering numbers, the fuel’s benefits are being overlooked. An LPG driver doing 12,000 miles per year will save more than 1.5 tonnes of CO2 over two years. The launch of the blueprint comes at a time when in the space of only four days, Oxford Street in London has breached its EU environmental limits for 2015.Finding your local LPG Filling Station couldn’t be easier, there are 1,400 filling stations across Britain 65 of which are in the nation’s capital. To find your local LPG Filling Station CLICK HERE