There aren't many LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) vehicles in the news these days, what with the focus on biofuels
, but Volkswagen
is introducing an LPG version of its Sharan in Europe anyway. Volkswagen says
the Sharan LPG will recoup the extra costs incurred at purchase after driving 35,000 km and that the car emits 15 percent less CO2 than the standard gasoline (petrol) version. The car actually can be run as a petrol car, since it is actually a bi-fuel drive system vehicle. The liquid gas tank is built into the spare tire well, "so as not to compromise the size of the car's interior" Volkswagen said in a press release. The company also says that the Sharan "is every bit the versatile touring vehicle for a large family, it is meant to be. With two tanks a total journey of almost 1,200 km can be achieved." All fine and good, but what about when you pop a tire?