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All the benefits of automotive gas systems

Due to both the rising costs of traditional fuels and frequent traffic blocks in urban areas, more and more drivers decide to have a gas plant installed on their car. This is a laudable choice, as it ensures fuel costs savings and reduces the environmental impact of the car.
But what is an automotive gas system? In simple terms, it is a system composed of both mechanical and electronic elements that allows the car to be powered with cheaper and more eco-sustainable fuels than gasoline.

LPG conversion systems

LPG – liquefied petroleum gas – is the mixture of gaseous hydrocarbons consisting mainly of propane and butane. It derives both from the refining of oil and from the natural gas extraction process. It is an excellent alternative energy source to traditional fuels and is used in many different contexts. In particular, LPG is a great alternative to petrol as it has a lower cost and pollutes less.

CNG conversion systems

Methane, internationally referred to as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), is a simple hydrocarbon that in nature is in the gaseous state. In most cases it is extracted from underground deposits, often in conjunction with other organic compounds. It is an excellent alternative energy source to petrol and is used to power cars, buses and trucks. This is because automotive CNG is an excellent alternative to traditional fuels, as it has a lower cost and a reduced environmental impact.

LPG or CNG: a guide to choosing the perfect system

While they are both very good fuels, there are some substantial differences between LPG and CNG. Liquefied Petroleum Gases are a mixture of gaseous hydrocarbons consisting of propane and butane that can result both from natural gas extraction and from the oil refining process. CNG – Compressed Natural Gas – is a simple hydrocarbon in gaseous form. As a rule, CNG is extracted from natural deposits present underground and can be used without refining.
It commonly happens that term Gas System is used to refer to an LPG or CNG system. However, it is good to remember that a car can only be powered by one of the two fuels. It is more correct, therefore, to use the term LPG system or CNG system, depending on the transformation carried out.
In both cases, these are cheap, environmentally friendly and excellent fuels for use as an alternative to petrol. However, depending on your needs, it is advisable to choose the correct one for you.

LPG or CNG system: installation guide

The cost of traditional fuels is constantly rising. In fact, although there may be a temporary fall in the cost of raw material, the burden of state excise duties weighs heavily on the costs incurred by drivers when refuelling their cars. A check on the website of the Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency is enough to independently assess how the taxation on petrol and diesel is much higher than that applied on LPG and CNG. Therefore, the first obvious advantage in transforming your vehicle to LPG[1] or CNG[2] is savings. In numbers, there is a saving of about 60% on the direct cost of fuel.
In addition, the second benefit coming from a Gas system[3] is the reduction of CO2 emissions. The drop guaranteed by Liquefied Petroleum Gases is 10%, while natural gas is about 23%. Finally, the third benefit obtained from the installation of a LPG or CNG system is the exemption, partial or total, from the car tax.
Choosing to convert your car is a choice that brings numerous economic and environmental benefits.