An LPG conversion is simply a secondary fuel system for your car that enables it to run on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). The primary fuel system (normally petrol) is always retained. This means that the vehicle becomes dual or bi fuel so that you can run your car on either Petrol or LPG at the touch of a button.
This System can also be supplied in CNG form (Compressed Natural Gas) where by the vehicle can run on Natural Gas or even Biomethane when it becomes more available as a Green Gas from the grid. Home Gas dispensers have been developed with a small slow fill compressor that can operate at any home, office or factory around the world and is ideal for car or light van users.
What could be easier – convenience of re-fuelling at home or at work plus:
- Significantly lower fuel costs (up to 60%)
- No need to visit a retail fuel station
- Ability to shop around for a fuel supplier
- Less volatile fuel price
- Credit on fuel supplies
- Low emission fuel
- CO2 saving technology (up to 90%)
A second set of fuel injectors are fitted, these deliver the LPG to the engine in the same way as normal petrol injectors. A four cylinder engine will normally require four injectors, a six cylinder six injectors and so on. The injectors are fed with gas from a special pressure reducer and all this is controlled by an additional ECU (Engine Control Unit) linked to the vehicle’s own engine management system. This means that the vehicle still uses all its existing sensors for monitoring the engine requirements and adjusting the fuel delivery to give maximum performance, efficiency, economy plus lower emissions. LPG can be sourced at over 1,400 filling stations UK wide and can save up to 22% emissions.