Published on : 15 May 20203 min reading time
The choice of a motorization for a vehicle is decisive at the time of purchase. While petrol and diesel are the most common, other, more economical and environmentally friendly solutions are also available. This is certainly the case with LPG or liquefied petroleum gas. But what does this type of engine really consist of and what advantages does it offer?
A less polluting and economical fuel
For those with a particular interest in ecology, LPG cars are fuelled with a mixture of hydrocarbons from natural gas and oil (butane and propane). If you are considering buying an LPG car, you have the choice between purchasing a new vehicle with an LPG engine or installing an LPG carburetion kit and a specific tank on an existing model.
Considered the least polluting fuel, LPG (sometimes called LPG) does not release any particles during combustion, thus limiting the emission of CO2 into the atmosphere. This so-called “clean” combustion also represents a great advantage since it guarantees a longer engine life. LPG is also considered to be the cheapest fuel. Its cost is approximately €0.60 per litre.
A cheaper alternative to purchase and use
Although conventional fuels such as petrol and diesel are out of control, they are increasingly being abandoned because of the pollution they cause. Consumers are now turning to low-pollution motorization solutions that save money: electric, hybrid or LPG. While electric and hybrid cars are still expensive, LPG vehicles are accessible to all budgets, even popular models.
If the purchase of this type of car is so appreciated, it is certainly due to its low purchase price, but also to the lower fuel price compared to unleaded or diesel. Note however that an LPG car can consume more than conventional models, but this excess consumption is amortized by use, especially if you drive the car a lot.
Advantages in terms of insurance and registration
In addition to the ecological and economic advantage, the purchase of an LPG car also allows you to benefit from a 50% reduction in the price of the vehicle registration document. In order to encourage motorists to pollute less, the registration of these models may even be free of charge in some regions. A windfall when you know the budget to be invested for this application.
As part of a collective awareness campaign, insurance companies also offer advantageous solutions to motorists taking out LPG car insurance, such as a 10 to 30% reduction on the premium. The principle is simple: the less you pollute, the less you pay. The amount of the reduction will therefore depend on the car’s CO2 emission rate.