First of all autogas/LPG (liquid petrol gas) 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 any 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 on the oil rigs, now serves your vehicle engine as a efficient energy source.
How to use liquid gas not only with the camping stove, we show you on this website.
have you looked at your neighbor’s gas pump lately?? We would bet that you can not exactly look into happy faces. The fact that the EURO gauge counts faster than the liter gauge leaves us stunned every time we fill up our tanks. Breathe a sigh of relief, we know: "refueling makes you happy", with autogas you can reduce fuel costs by up to 60%. In June 2008, one liter of regular gasoline cost about. 1.50 EUR . The price of autogas, 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 autogas you help to reduce the pollution in germany. LPG burns extremely cleanly, hardly any particles are produced and toxic emissions are reduced. CO2 emissions are reduced by up to 15% in autogas 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 autogas conversion and you can also enjoy the low autogas prices in the long term.
autogas has a much higher knock resistance than conventional gasoline and super fuels. depending on the mixture, the octane number is between 105 and 110 octane. A general statement on the engine compatibility can not be given, because each manufacturer uses different engines and each engine type has various differences.
Just give us a call: we will tell you if your car can run on autogas.
with an autogas conversion you keep the gasoline tank, so you can run your vehicle either with gasoline or with autogas (bivalent drive). you can switch between the two modes at any time (automatic or manual). With the conversion, you increase the range of your vehicle enormously, provided you fill both tanks accordingly.
How to refuel?
Depending on the type of vehicle, there are different connection variants. The connection can be hidden behind the existing tank cap or mounted in the bumper with a small black cover. Each system is supplied with a tank adapter (ACME / Euro22 adapter), which is necessary for refueling in Germany. Screw this adapter (hand-tight) into the thread of the autogas connection on the vehicle. Then 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 more force is required, as the connection to the tank adapter is sealed by locking the button. Now go back to the dispenser. There is a button to start the refueling, which you have to keep pressed for the complete duration for safety reasons. The refueling process stops automatically when the tank is full. Back at the LPG dispenser unlock the handle.
ATTENTION ! At this moment a pressure balance is created. A small amount of autogas escapes from the nozzle and tank adapter, which will scare any inexperienced person with a short, loud hiss. This is a very normal process and in no way worrying.
Now unscrew the nozzle from your tank adapter and the tank adapter from the autogas connection of your vehicle.
The filling process is finished.
Where to refuel?
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 counting. Autogas is booming.
In comparison: in germany there are only ca. 900 natural gas stations.
There are also autogas stations near you.
Since 2006, signs on highways have indicated autogas filling stations.
Autogas 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 a technical possibility of a diesel-autogas dual fuel operation for diesel engines),
however, this retrofitting is not ecologically and economically sensible for passenger cars.)
We advise you free of charge and determine the ideal system for your vehicle.
Is autogas dangerous?
However, this safety is only guaranteed if the autogas conversion is carried out properly and professionally!