Fueling U.K. Clean Energy With Liquid Petroleum Gas

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May 9 (Bloomberg) -- Linda Gomersall, director at Autogas, explains how LPG, or liquid petroleum gas, has emerged as a clean fuel solution for cars and the costs involved in converting vehicles to use the fuel. She speaks with Anna Edwards on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.”

It is readily available.

There is great infrastructure for it.

Lpg is a fuel that plays a part in the basket of fuels over the next 10 years.

We have petrol and diesel which are very expensive.

We have got electric and those fields have got issues with infrastructure.

And finding the right filling stations.

How much cheaper is it than petrol?

You can do this in an ordinary car once it has been converted.

That is right.

If you have an ordinary petrol car you can get it converted.

Currently it is around six or nine pence a liter.

Why would you go for this as opposed to an electric car, hybrid or hydrogen car?

Some of the big auto manufacturers making bets on other technologies.

Because it is here now.

It is a real alternative that you can practically use.

You are not having to look around for places to charge up your car.

There are many service stations and filling points for lpg so it is a real solid alternative that can be used now and in the future.

Is it green and off?

Is it going to be taken by other greener fuels?

There other greener fuels out there but it is the greenest we have at the moment.

We really need to get behind it.

What kind of cost are we talking about of converting a car?

I was reading an article that suggested it cost a few thousand pounds.

Is it getting cheaper to do this?

It costs around 1500 to convert a car.

For example, you drive 16,000 miles in your petrol car, you get it converted and you pay that conversion cost off.

Year two and three, if you keep it, you save a further 3000 pounds.

There are not many investments you can make where you put down 1500 and get back 4000 over three years.

Thank you very much for joining us.

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