A first for the UK, Apollo Cradles was the first UK operator to take the plunge, leasing seven new Euro 6 Mercedes Sprinter vans converted to run on Autogas LPG.
“With more companies looking at their carbon footprint, the recent landmark high court case into London’s diesel emissions and the Volkswagen emissions scandal, all eyes are falling on alternative fuels,” comments Alternatech commercial director Will Putter.
“The sector is coming into its own right now and with the rising cost of petrol we anticipate a substantial growth in demand for LPG conversions,” he adds.
Putter says this is the first time LPG has been available to UK customers at Euro 6, and urges van fleet operators to consider the environmentally-friendly, cheaper fuel.
“Many companies are now realising that diesel is not the only answer to their fuel needs but until now no one has been able to source them,” he states.
“We now have the solution to provide them on lease through one of our leasing partners Fraikin.”
Putter explains that Alternatech’s conversion system uses a VSI (vapour sequential injection), which is also available in a CNG (compressed natural gas) version and is suitable for the latest generation direct injection engines.