At first Autogas/LPG (Liquid Petrol Gas) is not a new invention of the automotive industry. It is actually nothing more than liquefied petroleum gas, more precisely a mixture of propane and butane gas, and is used in every lighter or camping stove. Both are produced during the extraction of crude oil and natural gas and during the further processing of crude oil in the refinery – actually a waste product. What used to be senselessly flared off on the oil rigs, now serves your vehicle engine as efficient energy source.
On this website we show you how to use LPG not only with the camping stove.
Have you looked at the neighboring pump when filling up lately?? We would bet that you can’t look at happy faces. The fact that the EURO display counts faster than the liter display leaves us stunned every time we fill up our tank. Breathe a sigh of relief, we know: “Refueling makes you happy”, because with autogas you can reduce fuel costs up to 60%. A liter of normal gasoline cost in June 2008 approx. 1,50 EUR . The price of LPG, on the other hand, ranges from 0.59 EUR to 0.79 EUR (depending on the region) .
Fine dust pollution and CO2 emissions are currently the big issues. With LPG you help to reduce the pollution in Germany. LPG burns extremely clean, hardly any particles are produced and toxic emissions are reduced. CO2 emissions are reduced by up to 15% in LPG operation.
What is cheap today will be expensive tomorrow? Here we can give the all-clear: The new energy tax law has fixed the mineral oil tax rate of autogas ( LPG ) until 2018. This gives you planning security for your LPG conversion and you can also enjoy the low LPG prices in the long term.
Autogas has a much higher knock resistance compared to the conventional gasoline and super fuels. Depending on the mixture, the octane number is between 105 and 110 octane. A general statement about the engine compatibility can not give it nevertheless, since each manufacturer different engines built and each engine type has various differences.
Just give us a call: We will tell you whether your vehicle can run on autogas.
In the case of an LPG conversion, the gasoline tank is retained so that the vehicle can be operated with either gasoline or LPG (bivalent drive). You can switch between the two modes at any time (automatically or manually). With the conversion you increase the range of your vehicle enormously, provided that you fill both tanks accordingly.
How to refuel?
Depending on the type of vehicle, there are different connection variants. Thus, the connection can be hidden behind the existing tank cap, or provided with a small, black cover mounted in the bumper. A tank adapter ( ACME /Euro22 adapter) is supplied with each system, which is necessary for refueling in Germany. Screw this adapter (hand-tight) into the thread of the autogas connection on the vehicle. Remove the LPG nozzle from its holder and screw it onto your tank adapter (again, only hand-tighten). Now lock the handle of the nozzle as usual. This requires u.U. a little bit more effort, because by locking the connection to the tank adapter is sealed. Go back to the dispenser. There is a button to start refueling, which you must hold down for the entire duration for safety reasons. The refueling process stops automatically when the tank is full. Back at the LPG nozzle, unlock the handle.
ATTENTION ! At this moment a pressure balance is created. A small amount of LPG escapes from the nozzle and tank adapter, which will startle any inexperienced driver with a short, loud hiss. This is a completely normal process and in no way worrisome.
Now unscrew the nozzle again from your tank adapter and the tank adapter from the LPG connection of your vehicle.
The refueling process is finished.
Where to fill up?
With the increased interest in autogas, the number of autogas filling stations in Germany has also risen significantly.
Germany now has approx. 6500 public autogas filling stations and it becomes constantly more. Autogas is booming.
In comparison: There are only approx. 900 natural gas filling stations.
There are also LPG filling stations near you.
Since 2006, signs on freeways have indicated autogas filling stations.
LPG in my car?
Almost all gasoline engines can be converted to autogas.
With the exception of a few gasoline direct injection and diesel vehicles.
(Although there is the technical possibility of a diesel-autogas dual-fuel operation with diesel engines,
However, this retrofitting for passenger cars does not make ecological or economic sense.)
We advise you free of charge and determine the ideal system for your vehicle.
Is autogas dangerous?
However, this safety is only given if an autogas conversion is carried out properly and professionally!