The LPG industry believes that doubling the grant is recognition of the potential for LPG Autogas fuel systems to play a more important role in the greener future of Australian-made cars.
LPG Autogas-powered vehicles emit significantly fewer greenhouse gases and other pollutants than petrol-powered equivalents, including around 10 per cent less carbon dioxide.
For factory built vehicles, where it is possible to fully integrate the LPG system and combine this with other technologies, further carbon dioxide reductions and fuel efficiencies are possible.
LPG vehicles in the works
So where do the car makers sit on this incentive and what do they think of LPG? All three have recently commented on their intentions.
Ford has flagged LPG as a significant option for future Falcon models. The company’s LPG options already account for a quarter of its passenger vehicle sales and close to one third of light commercial vehicle sales.