Inspired by Mr. Butterscotch’s Post on When Buying a Car I’m going to focus on the explanation of the power source. “Fuel” What’s right for you, the environment, what would be cost-effective, and what would last longer, and run efficiently.
There are lots of type of cars that use either diesel, petrol , LPG, Electric and Hybrids types. Back in the early days of driving, whenever your low on fuel. Just go to the gas station and “fill ‘er up” easy as pie. But now we have to take in the consideration, the cost per gallon, fuel efficiency, what type is our engine and such.
Standard Unleaded Petrol (ULP) / Premium Unleaded Petrol (PULP)
Petrol engines run quiet and smooth, with good response and better performance. But they emit around 10% more carbon dioxide (CO2) than diesel, but the good side is petrol cars pump out less toxic emissions than diesel.
Diesel engines better equipped economically than its petrol engine counterpart, because they emit less CO2. The new ‘common rail’ diesels are approximately 10% more efficient than older diesels, and direct-injection diesel engines give the best fuel economy, diesel engines will give you with more miles per gallon than their petrol model counterpart. And with that thought, Diesel is more expensive to buy than petrol. Diesel engines have always been slow and noisy, but technology has help the developement of diesel engines making it quiet, responsive and plus better performance and clean.
(Liquefied Petroleum Gas)
A viable fuel option, LPG produces fewer emissions than petrol and diesel but what’s worst is its fuel consumption. LPG is a mixture of propane and butane, and produces about 30 per cent less Greenhouse gas, but it contains less energy than petrol, so more LPG is burned for each kilometer driven. And now with after-market conversions, currently available, it is possible for certain car models to be converted to use LPG as fuel.
Watch out for the next part. 🙂