Alternative fuels

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Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)

Advantages:

  • Relatively good fuel availability
  • Good range of kits available
  • Reduced emissions
  • Increasingly good supply of used vehicles
  • Low-cost - less than 50% of diesel
  • Reliable performance

Disadvantages:

  • Not available for diesel vehicles
  • No factory-fit models available 
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Bio ethanol

Advantages:

  • Reduced emissions
  • Increased power
  • Factory-fit models available
  • Renewable fuel

Disadvantages:

  • Very poor availability of fuel
  • Limited availability of vehicles
  • Similar price to diesel
  • Up to 30% lower economy of petrol
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Compressed natural gas

Advantages:

  • Kits fit to existing diesel vehicles, such as HGVs
  • Similar economy to diesel
  • Reduces diesel emissions

Disadvantages:

  • Very poor availability of fuel
  • Limited availability of kits and vehicles
  • Slow refuelling times
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Hydrogen

Advantages:

  • Zero emissions
  • Renewable fuel

Disadvantages:

  • Very poor availability of fuel
  • Limited availability of kits and vehicles
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Electricity

Advantages:

  • Zero emissions

Disadvantages:

  • Very limited range
  • Slow charging/refilling time
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