If you spend £70 a week on fuel, a quality LPG system will pay for itself in less than a year. LPG has been going up with the price of petrol and will continue. Just as fags and booze goes up. But most importantly the savings using LPG - Autogas also increases. Today a taxi operator who has several LPG Saab's said to me that he gets 60 miles for a fiver. His diesel vehicles get about 45 miles for £5. If a 25% saving over a diesel is of interest then an LPG - Autogas conversion is for you.
What other way do you know of that a £1500 product will give a 100% return on investment is 12 months, year after year.
The grants ceased in 2003, when it became apparent that the scheme was costing 21 million pounds to operate and only 7 mil was given in grants. There is no need for this type of wastage. If the substaintial saving don't add up for you I'm sorry but for thousands of road users it does.
Also there is the huge burden of particulate damage that our country carries, the government is keen to reduce carconogenic(?) pollution that comes from burning diesel in engines, ever seen the pumes of soot coming from an accelerating diesel vehicle. One diesel engine produces over 100 times the particulate output of an equivalent LPG engine.
In Nov last year the Budget gave a three year limit on the road duty of 1 pence per litre increase over the duty on unleaded petrol. Germany have set a 10 year increase scheme, our European friends might force the UK to do the same...But if you can't see a roi in three years maybe a bike is what you should be on.
Arun gassing in Sussex