Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rebuild your car to run on LPG

While waiting for the Citroen C-zero or the Nissan Leaf all electric vehicles, we rebuilt our Citroen Berlingo 2004 to LPG about three years ago. The cost of doing so was about US$ 3000 but in Norway gas cost about US$ 2 for a liter (about US$7 for a gallon). LPG cost less than US$1 for a liter. Our car is rated 7,4l/100km or 38,2 mpg combined driving cycle, which is equal to a CO2 of 175g/km. The good news about LPG is that it will result in a 15% drop in CO2, so our car is now a 152g/km. I wish more people would grab similar opportunities for saving both CO2 and money. It is really such a no brainer. Money wise we will break even later this year.

Summary in Norwegian: Hvorfor bygger ikke flere om sin bil til LPG? Det er overskudd på LPG gass, mesteparten bare brennes opp ute på oljeplatformen. Da er det bedre å brenne den opp gjennom motoren på din bil. Mange klimatiltak er direkte lønnsomme. Ombygging til LPG drift av din bil er et slikt tiltak. Driften har vært helt uproblematisk, selv uten årlige servicer på LPG anlegget. Der jeg fyller LPG gass opplyser de at LPG gassen i Norge er meget ren, og at det ikke er behov for årlig bytte av filter hvis man kjører lite. Bilde viser hvordan man kobler seg til LPG tanking i Norge.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hvor har de mulighet for å fylle lpg da, er ikke det omtrent bare i stavanger-området?

Svein* said...

Det er omtrent 100 fyllestasjoner for LPG i Norge. Du finner oversikten her http://www.gjelstenli.no/lpg/FyllestasjonerNorge.htm

Anonymous said...

Yeah but where to find LGP in Norway ? I live in Bergen and the fuel offer in Norway is very poor ! Never seen a LGP one in 3 years ! Otherwise I would run on LGP... :(

You know where tofind a list of LGP stations in Norway?

Svein* said...

There are actually five places in Bergen where you can get LPG. You find them here:

http://www.gjelstenli.no/lpg/FyllestasjonerNorge.htm

Today I would rather consider buying an EV. There are currently more charging stations than EVs in Bergen! Look at Citroen C-zero or next year Nissan Leaf. looks like great cars!

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