Converting your car to LPG

Worried about rising fuel prices? Switching to LPG may be a way out - especially with the new rebate
 
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  • Updated:15 Sep 2006
 

05.Do your own calculations

What you'll need:

  • The average distance (in km) you travel in your car per year. The Australian average is about 15,000 km/year.
  • The current prices (in $) for petrol/diesel and LPG in your area. If you're not sure, $1.40-$1.50 for petrol/diesel and $0.78 for LPG should give you a reasonable estimate for many areas.
  • Your car’s fuel consumption (in L/100 km). As a guide, a large family car uses around 12 L/100km, a medium-sized car around 10 L/100km, and a small car about 8 L/100km.
  • A quote (in $) for the conversion of your car. This typically ranges from $2000 to $4000, and $2500 is a good average price to use if you don't have a quote yet.
  • To find out whether you're eligible for the government rebate.

LPG conversion calculator

 

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