Running on LPG, you’ll save a lot on running cost. It is 65% cheaper than conventional fuel. When incorporating the full life-cycle savings of operating gas automobile instead of diesel automobile, the savings goes even higher
For vehicles that travel long distances or use large amounts of fuel there are potential cost savings. Litre for litre LPG is commonly much cheaper than petrol. Exhaust emissions are lower and engines potentially last longer.
The merits of LPG have been recognized by city governments, propane alliances, and Departments of Energy. And with the current increase in domestic oil supply, comes an increase in domestic LPG supply. Yet, relative to oil, there are few uses for LPG in this country, even though we’ve recognized the benefits of running our most prolific energy user on LPG: automobiles.
And if we were going to prove the concept in practice, the natural place to start would be with the heaviest fuel users – the vehicles that get the lowest number of miles per gallon of fuel, have the biggest fuel tanks, refuel most often, and travel in packs – fleet vehicles. Converting fleet vehicles to run on propane has the biggest impact, since they’re doing the heavy lifting. Think about fleet vehicles in cities: they’re performing road maintenance and parks maintenance, fleets include city buses and school buses, as well as police cars and emergency vehicles that can’t afford to operate on low-range electric plug-in options.
You Would Save Big
Fuel prices have taken a noticeable dip in the past months, however, LPG prices have remained lower still. At this time last year, and on average over the past few years, This savings on fuel is largely where fleet managers recoup the high upfront costs incurred for converting their fleets’ gas engines to run on LPG.
Apart from the decrease in fuel costs, maintenance costs are also documented as being cheaper for propane vehicles than for gasoline engines. By some estimates, maintenance costs are reduced by 50% when running an auto engine on propane.