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Enviromental Benefits

This calculator is based on a typical MPG “loss” of 20% on Autogas compared to petrol (the energy in a litre of Autogas is less than in a litre of Petrol.) Please remember that actual savings will depend on the car and its condition, the journey and individual driver’s style of driving.

CO2 savings are based on typical CO2 emissions for the petrol consumption entered less 20% as demonstrated in the European Emissions Test Programme.

Environmental Benefits

Autogas is Cleaner and Greener – today’s vehicles are much cleaner than they used to be but they still contribute to air pollution, vehicles converted to run on autogas produce far fewer of the harmful emissions associated with traditional fuels and so offer the best environmental alternative.


  • Autogas is a low carbon content fuel which reduces your carbon footprint.
  • Autogas produces fewer harmful emissions that impact on air quality.
  • Autogas engine noise is low reducing noise pollution.
  • Autogas will quickly evaporate in the event of a fuel spill, unlike petrol and diesel so there is no risk of ground or water contamination.


Air quality, particular in urban areas, is a continuing issuefor the nation’s health.

In 2004 Department of Health statistics show that particulates are responsible for thousands of advanced deaths and thousands of instances of illness. NOx emissions are also a major element of low level ozone, which causes smog and can worsen existing asthma conditions.

Extensive independent tests showed that:

  • One diesel vehicle emits 120 times the amount of fine particles as the equivalent LPG vehicle.
  • It takes 20 LPG vehicles to emit the same amount of NOx as one diesel vehicle.


Reduce your carbon footprint by running on LPG. Independent Pan-European tests were undertaken in 2003 which demonstrated the following results:

  • Petrol CO2 is 20.3% more than LPG.
  • Diesel CO2 is 1.8% more than LPG.

The 2005 report by CONCAWE found a small CO2 advantage of LPG over diesel increasing to 10% by 2010 as a result of the worsening CO2 emissions of diesel as those engines struggle meet Euro V emission standards.

LPG is an immediately available low carbon energy in the UK. It is an exceptional energy source due to its properties, characteristics and applications. It is a clean, lower carbon, efficient and innovative energy offering benefits to consumers, businesses and the environment. LPG is an important part of the UK’s energy mix and potentially will play a pivotal role in the transition towards a more secure, sustainable and competitive energy model.

  • LPG can be used practically anywhere
  • Its combustion emits 33% less carbon-dioxide than coal and 15% less than heating oil.
  • LPG is the most widely used alternative automotive fuel in Europe
  • LPG works well with new heating technology such as air

Green Driving Tips

You can reduce your fuel consumption, save money and reduce your impact on the environment by following a few basic driving rules.


  • Check your tyre pressure every month – under inflated tyres can increase fuel consumption by up to 4%.
  • Service your vehicle and check the oil level regularly – correctly maintained cars can operate more efficiently and help reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
  • Remove unnecessary weight from your vehicle – the heavier the vehicle, the harder the engine has to work and the more fuel it will consume.
  • Close windows especially at high speeds and remove roof boxes, racks or bike carriers when not in use – reducing wind resistance will reduce your fuel consumption and can cut emissions by up to 10%.
  • Use air conditioning only when necessary – this can reduce fuel consumption and emissions by up to 5%.
  • Start driving as soon as possible after starting the engine and turn off the engine when stationary for more than one minute – modern engines are designed to enable you to just get in and go, thus reducing fuel consumption.
  • Drive at a reasonable and consistant speed – driving at high speeds significantly increases fuel consumption and everytime you accelerate or brake hard your engine uses more fuel and produces more CO2.
  • When accelerating change up gears as early as possible – higher gears are more economical for fuel consumption.
  • Try to anticipate traffic flow – look ahead as far as possible to help avoid unnecessary braking.
  • Consider car sharing for work or leisure.


Source: The European Petroleum Industry and the European Commission.