A new nationwide network to convert vehicles to run on LPG autogas has been set up in a bid to boost sales of the fuel.

The scheme has been approved by Autogas, the joint venture between Shell and Calor.

Autogas says the new conversion scheme provides drivers with a branded experience where they can expect to receive the highest levels of service and attention, including quality engine conversions by Autogas assessed engineers, a fast and efficient service, a courtesy car during the duration of the work and further post-conversion support including membership of the Shell Drivers’ Club and £50 worth of free fuel.

“Thousands of shrewd drivers already choose to convert their car to run on LPG autogas each year in the UK, but this new network will make it much more accessible and high-profile,” explained Linda Gomersall, general manager, Autogas.

“Recent research found that around a third of UK households would consider converting their car to LPG autogas, so the new network is an ideal way to help them achieve this so they can start saving with the cheaper, cleaner fuel.”

Members of the scheme were chosen by Autogas after a series of assessments.

Drivers can locate their nearest scheme member via the Autogas website www.autogaslimited.co.uk.

Following the initial launch, Autogas expects the network to grow to some 20 members by the end of 2015, giving good geographic coverage across the whole of the UK.

Autogas says it has LPG refuelling installations on more than 215 petrol forecourts throughout the UK.