By using our site you accept the terms of our cookie policy

Light Commercial Vehicles

Until recently, diesel engines were promoted by governments and leading authorities as the cleaner, more economical and environmentally friendly alternative to petrol.

However, a number of studies carried out in the middle of the past decade concluded the high levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and Particulate Matter (PM) emitted by diesels was having a far greater effect on the public’s health than previously thought.
There are currently over 300,000 LCV (Light Commercial Vans) in the UK. This means there could be significant benefits to air quality in urban areas if existing vehicles could be converted, or through increased use of LPG fuelled derivatives, whilst losing none of benefits that diesel offers.

Over 10 Light Commercial Vans available as a petrol version

At present, diesel is the primary fuel option in this sector. However, with the environmental landscape now changing after the announcement of the government’s Air Quality Plan, alternatives to the current diesel vehicle options need to be considered.

The setting up of Low Emission Zones, Clean Air Zones and congestion charging are just a few of the plans being put in place that will have an impact on urban transport. While Low Emission Zones are in their infancy in the UK, the number of air quality initiatives being put forward by councils around the country has increased dramatically over the past 12 months and will continue to grow. 

There are several manufacturers who offer petrol vans, but as diesel is so prevalent they are easily missed. Listed below are examples of light commercial van models currently available in the UK.

 

Manufacturer Engine (ltr) BHP
Ford Transit Connect 1 99
Ford Courier 1 99
Ford Fiesta Van 1.25 81
Volkswagen Caddy 1.2 83
Volkswagen Transporter T6 2 148
Citroen Berlingo 1.6 94
Fiat Diablo 1.4 94
Fiat Fiorini 1.4 74
Mercedes Citan (Long) 1.2 112
Vauxhall Combo 1.4 92
Vauxhall Corsa Van 1.2 69
Peugeot Partner 1.6 97
Image

Up to 2,422 tonnes of NOx and 23 tonnes of PM emissions a year could be avoided just from the vans included in the areas of poor air quality.

Act here and now

By introducing LPG powered vehicles into your fleet you will improve both your emissions profile, by reducing harmful pollutants,
and your bottom line through significant fuel cost savings and exemption from urban Clean Air Zone charging. National coverage of refuelling stations means that you can continue to operate exactly as you do now without having to worry about a reduction in vehicle range.

Autogas Limited has a range of ways to provide you with a supply of LPG. We will happily provide LPG for a back to base solution to bring added convenience for your fleet.

Image
Make an Enquiry
Share this page:

Good realistic article about the current status and issues surrounding some alternative fuel vehicles. Until these… https://t.co/fjgpc8Yjb6