Monday 13 June 2005 9.22pm
The Government's own website http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_roads/documents/page/dft_roads_506883-05.hcsp
states just how minimal the reduction in pollutants for running LPG are.
"Relative to petrol vehicles, the best LPG vehicles can offer some reductions in emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx). However, any benefit will be quite small compared to the latest ultra-clean Euro IV petrol vehicles that are now available from many manufacturers. LPG also offers reductions in carbon dioxide of typically 10-15% compared to equivalent petrol vehicles."
Yet dear old Ken, in his Ivory Tower, offers extraordinary reductions on the CC for using LPG. Probably because he has never run a car.
This is political gesture, devoid of scientific rationale. Despicable. Yet poor Barbara receives a tirade of abuse for wishing to use a car.
By the way, anybody intending to run a google on LPG would be well advised to avoid websites run by the pressure groups go-lpg.co.uk or lpg-vehicles.co.uk or greenfuel.co.uk or dualfuelsystems.co.uk
Oh, and finally you don't have to use LPG to get your discount, you merely have to have a certificate that claims that your car has been converted. I know a man...
My next car will be a real gas guzzler.