LPG is booming - that’s the word from both car dealers and LPG convertors, according to Car Dealer Magazine.
One convertor claimed a tenfold increase in enquiries, and a quadrupling of sales, while dealers are claiming that LPG cars are hot property at the moment with one saying: “It’s the only thing that’s really shifting.”
Vehicle auction giant BCA recently reported a groundswell of interest in alternative fuelled vehicles with strong prices being paid at sales.
So what’s causing it? Fuel prices. Motorists converting their cars from petrol to LPG can save up to 60p per litre, claim Autogas. LPG currently costs 51% less than petrol - and 56% less than diesel.
It represents quite a turnaround for the LPG car, which spent a few morose years in the doldrums following the Government’s decision to end grants under its PowerShift programme.
The publication commented: “It’s certainly an area you should be investigating. You can either join the rush for the few LPG cars at auctions - or consider converting models yourself, with the help of a specialist. This generally costs £1,800 to customers, but we’re sure you can strike a deal with a local convertor (approved, of course; customers are wary of non-approved conversions).”
There are now over 1,400 refuelling sites across the UK. (Car Dealer Magazine).