Ford Transit LPG Joins London Congestion Charging Convoy

Ford's liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) Transit joined the City of Westminster alternative fuels convoy to mark today's implementation of congestion charging.

Ford Transit LPG is the first medium commercial vehicle with a factory-fitted, fully warranted vehicle that is 100 per cent exempt from central London congestion charging and qualifies for the full 70 per cent Powershift grant. On top of the savings made from congestion charging, businesses can save on fuel costs and everyone benefits from the reduced noise levels of an LPG engine.

"You only get 100 per cent congestion charging exemption if you achieve band 4 on the Powershift Register. Many of our competitors in the sector may qualify for a 50 per cent Powershift grant although that means owners still pay congestion charges," said Steve Parker, commercial vehicles director, Ford of Britain.

"Business people buy Transit because they want a dependable, high quality van. With the added fuel cost savings for LPG, no congestion charging and quieter engines, Ford customers can achieve their business needs, supported by 117 Transit Specialist Dealers, all with LPG servicing equipment," he added.

All Ford Transit LPG derivatives are rear wheel drive and available on 260, 280, 300, 330 and 350 models, vans with chassis variants to be available shortly. LPG is an £1,800 option and prices for LPG start at £13,300 (all prices exclude VAT).

Published : 17/02/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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