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Industry expert switches to LPG

If there’s one person who’s probably tested and seen every product or service in the automotive aftermarket sector then surely Greg Whittaker, editor of leading specialist motor trade magazine Aftermarket, must be it.

So the fact that he’s turned his back on petrol and diesel, while also dismissing electric, instead opting for an already converted autogas LPG powered Peugeot 206 GTI 180 is testament indeed to the fuel’s financial and environmental benefits.

But it’s not hard to see why he’s made the switch with autogas LPG currently costing on average just 70.91 pence per litre, about half that of petrol.

And with a gruelling weekly commute of 500 miles, saving about a third on his fuel costs compared to petrol alone can really start to add up.

“My annual mileage is well above the average, much of it spent on motorways, so it was primarily the cost-saving aspect that prompted me to look at LPG, especially with fuel prices constantly making the news.

“So while it’s the first time I’ve owned an autogas LPG powered vehicle, it definitely won’t be the last,” said Greg.

Refuelling is also not an issue as he passes at least four autogas LPG outlets on his way to and from work each day, although that’s little surprise as there are currently some 1,400 autogas LPG refuelling stations across the UK.

“I spend a lot of time motorway driving and the difference in performance when the engine switches from petrol to LPG is unnoticeable,” added Greg.

By converting to LPG, the renowned automotive editor is joining some 160,000 motorists in the UK that are already enjoying massive savings with the ‘greener’ fuel.

Paul Oxford, business development manager, Autogas Limited, said: “It’s fantastic news to hear that Greg, a very well-respected motoring expert who is exposed to so many new technologies, is now driving an autogas LPG powered car.

“It’s also further evidence of the appeal of autogas LPG, no matter whether you’re a motoring authority or simply an everyday car owner with less understanding of what goes on underneath the bonnet.”

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