First Autogas station opens in South Africa

Isinkwe Energies has put into operation an LPG refuelling station in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), the first of its kind in South Africa. This a result of a collaboration with Ergon Equipment and Prins Autogas.

“In terms of firsts, on the Autogas tech side, we’re the first company offering Autogas systems in KZN. We are also the first Autogas station in KZN, and the first of its kind in South Africa,” said Kyle Hartley, Managing Director Isinkwe Energies.

He also informed that the first 50 vehicles had been already fitted with the Prins Autogas’ conversion kit in KwaZulu-Natal. Motorists could achieve fuel savings of more than 40% by switching to LPG, compared to petrol. The total cost of the conversion, including the kit and the installation works is approximately R32,143 (USD 1,706).

These systems are available for most major brands, including but not limited to Audi, BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Isuzu, Kia, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Renault, Suzuki, Toyota, Volvo, and VW.

Hartley also commented that they can tune cars according to the customer’s preference for economy and performance. “Our technicians are trained [by Prins Autogas] to calibrate and set the system to perform at the same levels as when the vehicle is running on petrol,” he explained.

Tanks come in various designs, including internal and external cylindrical units and “doughnut” internal tanks. The smallest tank available is 42 litres.

“Regardless of the application — cars, buses, trucks, industrial or marine — we offer a solution for almost all engine types and technologies,” commented Prins Autogas’ authorities. “We ensure that our systems are in line with the latest developments in the industry through collaboration with our dedicated partners worldwide.”

Source: My Broad Band

5 July 2023