Case Study: Piloting LPG/Petrol Hybrid Vehicles in the Western Cape
Nov 16, 2021
GreenCape, supported by the Western Cape Government, has published a case study looking at Octotel (Pty) Ltd, a Cape Town based fibre network operator, piloting Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) hybrid vehicles.
The company provided two of their internal combustion engine vehicles to KepuGas to conduct a proof of concept and evaluate the benefits of LPG as an alternative fuel for their large vehicle fleet.
As such, the case study makes findings about the vehicles provided by Octotel and details the following insights and lessons learned:
- The use of LPG as an alternative fuel for transport provides a significant saving, especially in a fleet environment;
- LPG is VAT-able;
- LPG provides a significant reduction in vehicle emissions and significant cost savings.;
- Autogas is safe and cleaner than petrol/diesel and could be a viable alternative to mainstream fuels (or as a transition fuel to full decarbonization); and
- The use of LPG as an alternative fuel is safe.
To access it, free of charge, click here.