The purpose of this report is to assess whether or not money can be saved in converting petrol or diesel engine powered vehicles from their normal fuels to liquefied petroleum gas (lpg) and whether or not there would be an aesthetic value to the conversion by reducing pollution of the air by exhaust gases. The report covers the effect of changing light commercial petrol driven vehicles to lpg and briefly reports on the effect of converting private petrol driven cars and large diesel powered vehicles in the United Kingdom. It was found that light petrol powered vehicles could be converted to lpg with some considerable long term savings. The conversion parts, eg tank etc, could be changed easily to new or replacement vehicles when the useful or economic life had expired. The conversion units would outlast three vehicles in normal circumstances. It was also found that there is a definite improvement in the emission of harmful gases from exhaust systems or lpg powered vehicles. There was a total elimination of some harmful pollutants. The report mainly covers vehicles used by local authorities. (Author/TRRL)

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    Embankment Press Limited

    Building 59, GEC Estate, East Lane
    Wembley, Middlesex HA9 7TQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Lown, M B
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 27
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Nos. 1827 & 1828
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM