Advantages of LPG As an Automotive Fuel
LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is a perfect solution to increasing fuel prices and automotive pollution. It is a flammable mixture of propane and butane that turns into a liquid under moderate pressure. Thus, the name given to this gas is Liquefied Petroleum gas.
LPG with its high energy output and environment friendliness has become an important source of energy in various industrial applications. In the recent years, the use of LPG as an automotive fuel has increasingly become popular. Many car manufacturers are automobile companies are designing hybrids of this fuel to deliver an economical, convenient, and fuel-efficient drive to the customers.
As more and more numbers of people are learning the benefits of LPG, they are switching over from petrol and diesel to LPG. Some of the key benefits of LPG as an automotive fuel are as follows:
• It is an economical fuel as compared to petrol and diesel.
• It is a quieter and smoother fuel that produces no noise and vibration while in motion.
• Automobiles with this fuel enjoy extended life of engine and its components.
• The service and maintenance cost is also reduced to a great extent.
• The fuel also helps increases the speed and average of a vehicle.
• It has a lower running cost as compared to petrol and diesel.
• The octane content of LPG is high which in turns results in complete combustion leaving no residue or pollutants behind.
• Because of its high octane content it also has a superior anti-knocking power.
• It leads to significant enhancement in quality performance and efficiency.
• Low carbon content in the fuel drastically reduces carbon footprints and does not contribute to global warming.
• In case there is a fuel spill, LPG will soon evaporate without causing any kind of damage to soil and water.
• It produces fewer harmful emissions like carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and oxides of nitrogen. It is believed that LPG vehicles produce about 80% less automobile pollutants than their petrol counterparts whereas about 90% less emission than their diesel counterparts.