Drivers could save as much as 40 per cent on their fuel bills if they switched to autogas LPG.
That is according to Paul Oxford, business development manager at Autogas Limited, who has suggested that the fuel duty increase need not be too costly for cash-strapped motorists.
"The bid to delay the proposed fuel duty increase has just been defeated but it’s not all bad news because hard-hit motorists could actually save a small fortune on their car fuel bills for the long-term just by converting to LPG", he said.
Mr Oxford went on to suggest that the average annual savings drivers could make by switching to LPG "puts the 3p fuel duty debate into perspective".
According to the company's calculations, a motorist who drove 12,000 miles annually at an average speed of 40 mpg could look to save £600 by converting to LPG.
Speaking in the House of Commons, the economic secretary to the Treasury Sajid Javid said that "fuel duty is currently 20 per cent lower in real terms compared to its peak in March 2000", the Guardian reported.
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