With an incentive scheme set to wind up at the end of June, a Shepparton automotive business has urged motorists to consider a switch to a LPG system.JENNA BISHOP April 1, 2014 4:25am
HSM Auto Repairs and Spares owner Gordon Threlfall with one of the LPG systems that can be fitted into a car.
A Shepparton automotive business is encouraging people to consider switching their cars to gas systems before a Federal Government incentive finishes.
Motorists can get a $1000 rebate from the government for the conversion of registered cars to LPG systems.
Grants of $2000 are available with the purchase of new, factory-fitted LPG-powered cars or the conversion of unregistered cars.
The LPG Vehicle Scheme rebate is due to end on June 30.
HSM Auto Repairs and Spares owners Gordon and Lorraine Threlfall said LPG was more environmentally-friendly than traditional petrol systems.
‘‘Depending on your system, LPG delivers better mileage and most of the time they give you more power,’’ Mr Threlfall said.
Mrs Threlfall said LPG systems built in the past five years were required to meet stringent emissions standards Euro 5 and 6, the highest available.
‘‘Even with the cost of converting with the new emissions targets, they’re saving $1000 on overall costs,’’ Mr Threlfall said.
‘‘Although there’s been a huge jump in the price of LPG for no apparent reason, it’s still a lot less than a litre of petrol.’’
Mr Threlfall said the industry was disappointed with the government’s decision to withdraw the incentive scheme.
Gas Energy Australia chief executive Mike Carmody said LPG-powered cars produced up to 16 per cent less greenhouse gas emissions, with LPG costing 60 per cent less than unleaded petrol.
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The LPG Vehicle Scheme began in 2006 to assist families and businesses avoid high petrol and diesel prices.
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