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LPG has role to play in future decarbonisation of transport

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The LP Gas industry trade association, UKLPG, has welcomed the inclusion of LP Gas in a report by The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP), which outlines plans to decarbonise road transport fuel in the period to 2030 and beyond.

The Fuels Roadmap, launched by The LowCVP, sets out a variety of transport options to deliver on the UK and Europe’s low carbon transport targets, highlighting a role for LPG and bio-LPG, according to the trade association.

“We’re delighted that the authors of this report have recognised the significant role which LP Gas can play in the journey to manage and mitigate the environmental impact of our dependence on transport,” said Rob Shuttleworth, chief executive of UKLPG.

He added: “Automotive LPG offers important environmental and financial benefits, with studies showing that it can make a positive impact in the battle to cut urban pollution. In addition, based on research by strategic energy consultancy Element Energy, a conversion of UK company vehicles to LPG could contribute to an overall reduction in fleet emissions.”

According to Element Energy’s research, converting 10% of medium to large spark ignition internal combustion engine (SI ICE) cars and vans to dual-fuel LPG would bring savings of 100 kt CO2.


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  • Mr.Bean - 20/06/2014 16:12

    I personally dont see a future for LPG in the UK. With the introduction of vehicles like the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Volvo V60 PHEV and Audi A3 e-tron I dont see any need to even consider the option to "mess around" and fit these on to "normal" cars. Can I just also mention that most fleets vehicles are diesel meaning the potential market is small and the petrols are in most cases up to 1.4 cc. Where does the benefot come in? I have another reason why these wont work, remarketing any converted vehicle wont be easy and more than likely will be sold for less vs a standard car. Pretty sure someone will correct me and/or agree with me

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