Monday, March 7, 2011

Last Chance For UK Freight And Logistics Hauliers To Order LPG Van

Ford to Cease Production of Petrol Transit
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UK- With fuel prices set to rise any haulage companies considering switching to a LPG van really should make up their minds quickly. Ford Motor Company has announced that it is ceasing production of the petrol Ford Transit on 27 May 2011. The petrol Transit forms the basis of the successful Ashwood’s conversion - so anyone wanting an Ashwood’s LPG Transit will have to act fast, due to lead times, all vehicles must be ordered by 11 March 2011. The vehicles are considered ideal for express parcel carriers and other small volume freight deliveries and collections.

Mark Roberts, Managing Director of Ashwoods Automotive, said:

“We have seen a huge rise in interest in our LPG vans following the tightening of restrictions in the London Low Emission Zone. However with the production of the petrol Transit coming to an end, companies wanting a brand new LPG Transit have to act now.”

LPG vans emit just a fraction of the harmful exhaust emissions – NOx and PM10 - of even a Euro VI-compliant diesel van. Converting to liquid petroleum gas can also save fleets or owner-operators up to 40% on their fuel bills.

Ashwoods Automotive has been producing LPG Transits for more than five years. It also offers innovative low carbon van technologies including the Ashwoods Hybrid Drive system for the Transit and Ashwoods EcoDrive.

Ashwoods LPG Transits are available from £16,325.17 plus VAT, registration and Road Fund Licence. Retro-fit conversions are also available. For further details contact Ashwoods Automotive HERE.