There is an abundance of LPG in Zimbabwe, and the cost per gallon is cheaper than Petrol and Diesel.
We will be able to give you a cost estimate depending on the type of vehicle, type of system and additional options.
In general all petrol fueled vehicles can be adapted to run on LPG. There are a few exceptions but the majority of vehicles built 1990+ are best suited to conversion.All vehicles retain their petrol system so that there is a choice of which fuel to use.
No. LPG conversion systems must be installed by a licensed LPG installer.
The vehicle manufacturer will not warrant the LPG system and they will not warrant any components that is affected by having the LPG system fitted or running the vehicle on LPG.
Plus by operating a dual fuel system you’ll almost double the kilometre range available to you. The petrol tank still remains in the car and the driver can switch from gas to petrol, or vice-versa.
LPG – Liquefied Petroleum Gas (also known as Autogas) – is a hydrocarbon fuel made up predominantly from propane and butane. LPG is non-toxic, non-corrosive, low-polluting, free of lead and is in abundant supply. 40% of LPG comes from the refining of crude oil and 60% straight from field production. At atmospheric pressure it is a vapour and it can be liquefied under modest pressure.
All LP Gas operated vehicles in Australia have been converted to international Standard. There is substantial evidence to show that an LP Gas powered vehicle is as safe, if not safer, than any other fuel available on the market today. This is reflected by the fact that no extra insurance premiums are imposed on straight gas or dual fuel applications in America and Europe.
No additional risk!
You can have peace of mind that all LPG tanks are rigorously tested and all are considerably stronger than conventional fuel tanks. THLD cylinders are also fitted with in-built safety value in the event of fire and damage
The reasons are varied; however, they can be generally be consolidated into three main categories – Safety, Economics and Environmental. It is easy to see the benefits of LP Gas
LPG is cleaner than petrol so you might not service your vehicle as often as with petrol vehicles. As per your normal vehicle service at regular intervals, it is advised to have the LPG system serviced as well. Helping to off-set any extra service cost, Autogas reduces engine wear, enhancing the reliability of LPG-powered motor vehicles. There are several reasons for this:
- In cold starting the vehicle does not require a choke cycle to warm up.
- In addition Autogas does not wash the protective lubricant from cylinder walls.
- Autogas significantly reduces the build-up of carbon on internal engine components, reducing engine wear.
For optimal Performance, Economy and Reliability of your LPG System, the vehicles electrical ignition system should be maintained to a good standard.