While LPG cars were all the rage back in the day, they have been declining in popularity in recent years. Why is that? Why have LPG converted cars so popular and what led to the demise of their popularity? Let’s look deeper.
Back in 2006, in an effort to push more Australian car owners to convert from petrol to the more eco-friendly and cleaner LPG fuel, the government introduced a rebate for car owners who convert their petrol vehicles to LPG. The $2,000-dollar rebate offered by the government meant that the cost of converting to LPG became more affordable and many car owners made use of the rebate and converted their cars. The fact that LPG was much cheaper than petrol was another big driving force. Back then, at the peak of its popularity, there was such high demand for LPG conversions that all the LPG conversion specialists were fully booked, with a six-month minimum waiting period.
At one point, industry experts were predicting that LPG cars were the future. That petrol cars will become obsolete. So, where did it all go wrong? As we can clearly see today, petrol cars are still the most commonly used vehicles. The once popular LPG cars are now pretty rare. Well, the decline in the popularity of LPG cars can be attributed to many factors, such as:
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