Computer security consultant Gerald Gorton will be able to pay outright for his Mercedes-Benz C180 Kompressor in just a few years thanks to the savings he has made from running it on LPG.
He converted his C180 to run on autogas LPG in September 2012 by Thirsk-based approved installer Autogas 2000, and has already covered the cost of conversion through fuel savings.
His previous car, a Mercedes engine Korando SUV, also ran on LPG, saving him three times the value of the car in the 10 years he owned it.
Gorton does an average annual mileage of 25,000 miles, the vast majority of which is for business.
He said: “My job takes me to most parts of the UK hence my mileage is higher than most people’s.
“In fact, anyone who has an annual mileage of 20,000 miles or more and has a petrol car that they plan to keep for two to three years, should seriously consider converting to the autogas LPG.”
Typically, autogas LPG drivers save up to 40% annually on their fuel bills compared to petrol car owners.
LPG is also cleaner burning and emits less CO2 and oxides of nitrogen than petrol or diesel.
It produces 120 times less small particle emissions than diesel vehicles which are related to health effects.