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LPG vehicles available for free fleet trials

Fleets and councils are being invited to trial LPG vehicles, including vans and black cabs, to evaluate the cost and eco-saving benefits.

Autogas is offering free LPG vehicle trials for councils and fleets

Autogas is offering free LPG vehicle trials for councils and fleets

Promoted as part of Clean Air Day, the trials are being run by LPG supplier Autogas, which says the fuel can offer significant environmental improvements, in particular to councils and businesses looking to comply with forthcoming clean air zones.

The firm’s data indicates that vehicles running on LPG produce 99% fewer particulates than diesel or petrol models, 80% less NOx than diesels and 7% less CO2 than petrol vehicles.

LPG vehicles can also offer cost-saving benefits – Autogas says Anglesey council is saving an estimated £100,000 per year in fuel costs from its fleet of 80 LPG vans – and have the support of a network of more than 1,300 refuelling stations around the UK.

“Clean Air Day is a great way to raise awareness about air quality issues but the air quality problem requires a fundamental shift in attitudes and strategy in order to solve it in the long-term,” said Holly Jago, general manager, Autogas. “Councils are under extreme pressure to deliver immediate improvements and by inviting them to trial our range of LPG powered vehicles, they can see for themselves just how easy it is to make a dramatic improvement to their fleet emissions.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.