Running a fleet on LPG

More and more fleet managers are switching to LPG powered vehicles. Up until now, fleet vehicles have always been run on standard diesel. Diesel is thicker than petrol and takes longer to burn off, therefore lasting longer and proving more efficient. The incentives that once made diesel attractive to business and domestic users have been eroded away, such as switching vehicle tax to be based on emissions and pushing pump prices higher than that of petrol. LPG Delivery Fleet Many domestic users who bit the bullet and had their vehicles converted to LPG are finding that they are making massive savings on fuel at roughly 50ppl cheaper than petrol and diesel. Business owners running fleets of cars, taxis, buses, vans, and even boats can see for themselves the potential savings to be made by switching to LPG.LPG is considered a cleaner burning fuel, with lower co2 emissions than oil, coal, diesel and petrol. The price remains much lower than petrol and diesel as it is a bi-product of crude oil refinement. Despite there being approximately 21 million vehicles worldwide using LPG, demand for this product in the UK still remains comparatively low at 170,00 of 35 million cars (registered vehicles in 2013), so the price remains competitive and until a massive infrastructural change takes place in the manufacturing sector and pump availability, the price looks like it will stay low.There are currently 1,400 refuelling stations across the UK with this number expected to rise. By clicking the link you can find your nearest LPG station the link will also direct you to the nearest conversion installer.If environmental concerns aren’t high on the agenda for businesses, the financial incentives certainly are. Once the switch has been carried out, this gives the business an opportunity to then boast of its green credentials, hopefully inspiring its peers to do the same.Business owner Guy Lachlan, of Jones and Cocks, an on-line hardware store based in Aylesbury, recently told Fleet News:“I bought the business in 2009 and straight away it made sense to convert our vehicle fleet to run on LPG. We cover roughly 70,000, mainly rural, miles per year. As a proportion of our business is delivering LPG gas bottles for people to use as home fuel, BBQs and outdoor heaters it seemed ridiculous that we weren’t also driving on LPG.“For us it provides not just a cheaper fuel solution, although the savings are a fantastic benefit, but a cleaner and quieter fuel than if we were running on diesel. We now run a varied fleet comprising of three Transit pick-ups, a Dodge pick-up and our own personal car which is a Range Rover we have had converted to LPG. The payback for the conversions was made well within a year so for us it has proved extremely economical. ”