Drivers in the UK saved an estimated £66m on their fuel bills in 2014 by driving on autogas LPG, according to latest estimates from leading LPG supplier Autogas Ltd.
Despite petrol prices falling in recent weeks, 150,000 drivers in the UK are making far greater savings by driving on the fuel, with LPG at 64.68ppl when unleaded petrol was averaging 110.33ppl.
“The recent fall in the cost of petrol and diesel is welcome news to millions of motorists, but it’s important to remember that this is could easily be a short-lived reduction,” commented Linda Gomersall, general manager, Autogas Ltd. “Not too long ago drivers were paying record prices for unleaded of more than 140ppl and a return to similar levels is not inconceivable. With the Government’s recent 10-year commitment to the fuel differential between petrol and LPG, the only way to guarantee permanently lower priced fuel is to make the switch to LPG.”
Gomersall said drivers of petrol powered cars who have them converted to run on autogas LPG have access to an established refuelling network of more than 1,400 refuelling stations across the UK. Vehicle performance is not compromised when running on LPG and unlike electric vehicles, there are no problems with driving long distances. Furthermore, as autogas LPG is much cleaner than petrol or diesel it’s impact on the environment and air quality is much reduced.
“With such massive savings permanently available, it’s not surprising that tens of thousands of drivers continue to choose LPG,” adds Gomersall. “And with the prospect of even deeper austerity cuts following the general election later this year, we can expect autoas LPG to be a highly attractive option to even more drivers throughout the year.”