You can save up to 50 % on fuel costs by running your vehicles on automotive Propane. That’s because Propane is generally half the price of gasoline. In addition, Propane combustion is cleaner than gasoline, so there’s less wear and tear on the engine, extending the life of the engine.
What Is Absolutely Forbidden
- Starting a fire close to the vehicle.
- Drilling holes in the tank.
- Checking system tightness with a cigarette lighter.
- Modifications and unauthorized repairs of the system.
- Ordering system installation and repairs at unlicensed workshops
In general all gasoline fueled vehicles can be adapted to run on Propane. There are a few exceptions but the majority of vehicles built 1995+ are best suited to conversion.
All vehicles retain their gasoline system so that there is a choice of which fuel to use.
No. Propane conversion systems must be installed by a licensed Propane installer – for legal and safety reasons.
PowerEVO supplies Propane conversion systems to a Canada-wide network of experienced and licensed installers. Contact us and we can organize a quote to have you car converted by one of them. Contact us and we can provide a quote
The vehicle manufacturer will not warrant the Propane system (unless it is an OEM Fitted System), and they will not warrant any components that is affected by having the Propane system fitted or running the vehicle on Propane. Please check with your vehicle dealer or manufacturer.
What About The Propane System Warranty
Warranty commences on the date of installation of the PowerEvo system on the vehicle. The Warranty Period for brand new vehicles (less than 5,000km) is 2 years (24 months) or 50,000km, whichever occurs first. For used vehicles that have travelled 5,000km or more at the date of installation, the Warranty Period is 1 year (12 month) or 30,000km, whichever occur first. The Warranty Period for new and used vehicles extends to any change of ownership.
If I Convert My Vehicle To Propane Can I Still Drive On Gasoline
Plus by operating a dual fuel system you'll almost double the range available to you.
The gasoline tank still remains in the vehicle and the driver can switch from Propane to gasoline, or vice-versa.
PROPANE is non-toxic, non-corrosive, low-polluting, free of lead and is in abundant supply. Canada is a net exporter of PROPANE - supply estimates are well in excess of national demand.
40% of PROPANE comes from the refining of crude oil and 60% straight from field production. At atmospheric pressure it is a vapor and it can be liquefied under modest pressure
All Propane operated vehicles in Canada have been converted to a National Standard that is recognized as being one of the strictest and safest codes in the world. There is substantial evidence to show that a Propane powered vehicle is as safe, if not safer, than any other fuel available on the market today. This is reflected by the fact that no extra insurance premiums are imposed on straight gas or dual fuel applications.
Lower risk of fire or explosion compared to Gasoline!
You can have peace of mind that all PROPANE tanks are rigorously tested and are considerably stronger than conventional fuel tanks.
Canada has some of the highest safety standards for Propane vehicles.
The reasons are varied; however, they can be generally be consolidated into three main categories -
Safety, Economics and Environmental.
It is easy to see the benefits of Propane
• Dramatically reduced fuel bills
• Increased engine life
• Lower maintenance costs
• Improved cold engine response
• Drastically reduced harmful emissions
When a vehicle has a Propane system correctly installed, tuned and maintained the vehicles impact on the environment is that it emits lower greenhouse emissions, less smog forming carcinogenic pollutants and particulates. Propane greatly reduces the damaging impact on human health and the environment. Propane is safe, viable and clean.
What Is Better? Vapour Injection or Mixer/Venturi System
Liquid Injection Or Vapor Injection System
Will Converting To PROPANE Effect The Engine's Performance
Will I Have To Pay More To Service A PROPANE Vehicle
Mixer / Venturi systems have been around since the inception of PROPANE conversions, and are fitted mostly to pre-2001 model vehicles with either carburetor or EFI.
The mixer system mixes PROPANE vapour and air, generally at the throttle body or induction hose on EFI vehicles, or on top of the carburetor for older vehicles. This system is the cheaper of the two types.
Sequential Vapour Injection Systems introduce the PROPANE vapour directly into the manifold, and can as such make the most use of the advanced intake manifold designs. This is just one of the reasons why SVI PROPANE Systems have minimal power loss of the when compared to the vehicle running on gasoline.
When driving a vehicle with a Sequential Vapour Injection system it is almost impossible to detect which fuel is being used. The general feel is that the car drives "smoother".
Liquid injection technology is relatively new in the Canadian market. A liquid injection system injects the PROPANE into the inlet manifold as a liquid. When the liquid enters the inlet manifold it vaporises, cooling the intake air giving some performance benefits.
Vapor Injection Systems have been installed on Canadian vehicles for many years and have been trialed, tested and improved for Canadian road conditions over a long period of time. Canada wide, most PROPANE installers will have the required equipment to service a vehicle with a Vapor Injection System.
The power output of engines with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) is, when converted to run on PROPANE, usually only slightly lower than on gasoline.
The fuel economy of PROPANE-powered vehicles depends on a range of factors but on average, late model vehicles running on PROPANE use approximately 18 percent more fuel than gasoline-powered equivalents. This is more than offset by the much lower cost of PROPANE. You can use our Cost Savings Calculator on our home page to see an estimate on how much you could save.
Please consult your PROPANE installer regarding service work that may be required on your PROPANE system. As per your normal vehicle service at regular intervals, it is advised to have the PROPANE system serviced as well.
Helping to off-set any extra service cost, Propane reduces engine wear, enhancing the reliability of PROPANE-powered motor vehicles. There are several reasons for this:
• In cold starting the vehicle does not require a choke cycle to warm up.
• In addition Propane does not wash the protective lubricant from cylinder walls.
• Propane significantly reduces the build-up of carbon on internal engine components, reducing engine wear.
For optimal Performance, Economy and Reliability of your PROPANE System, the vehicle’s electrical ignition system should be maintained to a good standard.