FAQ’s about Automotive
Several vehicle manufacturing companies now produce cars of dual fuel (petrol and LPG).
Vehicles running on LPG are subject to the provisions of G.G. 1467Β/2012
This is 100% legal process if the conversion is performed by a qualified installer in accordance with the provisions of 411 B G.G./2000. Besides, the car, which was transformed is MOT checked and its capability to run on LPG is inscribed in its license documents.
The conversion process typically takes 1-2 working days depending on the technician chosen and the type of the vehicle.
Usually there is a light to indicate LPG level, which alerts the driver when the content of LPG is low.
The refueling time is no different from the refueling time of a conventional vehicle.
During operation of a conventional vehicle on LPG, performance may be reduced slightly in case of using older technology LPG equipment.
LPG supply system does not need any special maintenance apart from a basic need to change certain filters every 20,000 km to 25,000 km.
The “clean” combustion of LPG leaves no residue in the engine cylinders, which help to increase its lifecycle.
Many manufacturers offer ready LPG – petrol models with OEM LPG system, and full coverage. For converted vehicles, the LPG system is covered by its manufacturer’s warranty, while some engine parts may be exempted (depending on the brand and the workshop where conversion was made).
LPG can power conventional engines without any problems. Converting the vehicle to run on LPG does not require removing parts of the engine, but placement of additional equipment , which enables us to move automatically from one fuel to another and, this, apart from the economic benefits of LPG, increases autonomy of our vehicle at least 60%.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a key factor in the greenhouse effect and the warming of our planet. Vehicles running on LPG emit about 15% less carbon dioxide and up to 35% less nitrogen oxides (NOx) in relation to vehicles powered by gasoline, also the emissions of key pollutants can be reduced by up to 90% for vehicles running on LPG compared to conventional vehicles (Lim et al., 2006).
This is directly dependent on the type of vehicle and frequency of use. Considering an average situation, however, we could assume that the use of a vehicle running on LPG costs about 40% less than that of a conventional, putting the payback in less than 2 years.
The continuous evolution and improvement of LPG apparatus has brought the cost of conversion at very affordable level and price that many times, depending on the type of vehicle, do not exceed 600€.
The number of LPG filling stations in Greece is continuously growing. PetroGaz dynamically holds 40% of the autogas market throughout Greece by providing with safety and quality the 120-plus LPG filling stations.
The Greek term for L.P.G. is liquefied petroleum gas or liquid gas. This is a gaseous fuel which, in our country, comes mostly from oil refining and imports. It consists from butane (70-80%) and propane mixture which is in liquid form at relatively low pressure. It has a high octane number and can be used in gasoline powered engines.