Buckinghamshire tree surgoen Graham Free is an LPG convert.
Although he only does around 10,000 miles per year, Graham says that running his van on LPG saves about £500 each year.
The scope for bigger savings for higher mileage drivers is clear — and Graham says that LPG is more widely available than many motorists believe:
When I first started using autogas seven years ago, there were only three local stations to choose from. I now have a choice of five within a 20 mile radius so who knows what this could rise to in the future.”
As someone whose business revolves around the environment, the eco credentials of LPG are also very welcome.
LPG produces 33 per cent less CO2 emissions than petrol and 45 per cent less than diesel, as well as up to 82 per cent less Nitrogen Oxide pollutants than petrol and 99 per cent less than diesel, according to Autogas Limited, the main supplier of LPG at UK fuel stations.