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Proton’s ecoLogic helps motorists fight back rising fuel costs

10th December 2010 Print

As unleaded petrol prices soar to a record average of 121.76p for a litre of unleaded petrol, Proton Cars is encouraging motorists to consider for one of its GEN-2 ecoLogic dual-fuel cars in an effort to help consumers learn about cost efficient alternatives.

Simon Park, General Manager Sales and Marketing for Proton Cars (UK) Ltd. Said:  “With costs of fuel being driven up due to the particularly cold snap which has led to disruption of fuel deliveries around the country, coupled with the imminent increase in fuel duties and the higher VAT rate coming into play in the new year, now is the time for motorists to really consider alternative fuel options.

“Combining both the economical and ecological savings of LPG fuel (liquid petroleum gas), the Proton Gen-2 ecoLogic delivers the best of both worlds making it the ideal choice for cost and carbon conscious car owners.

“Priced from just £9,995 for a 1.6 hatchback, the Proton GEN-2 ecoLogic is significantly cheaper to drive off the forecourt without compromising on quality or reliability.  What’s more, it can be run at a fraction of the cost of either petrol or diesel.”

Across the UK, LPG fuel costs just 69.4 pence a litre, compared to 125.73 pence a litre for diesel and 121.76 pence a litre for unleaded petrol - meaning that the GEN-2 ecoLogic can offer great savings when filling up at the forecourt.

Simon continues:  “According to the AA, the rise means motorists will have to pay an average of almost £6 more to fill an average tank compared with the start of the year.

“Because the GEN-2 ecoLogic is sold at the same price as its petrol counterpart, anyone buying a GEN-2 ecoLogic will instantly save between £1,500 and £2,000 – the standard price for installing an LPG conversion.  As well as this saving – the equivalent of the average annual UK council tax and energy bills combined – the GEN-2 ecoLogic also comes with a full 3 year/60,000 mile warranty and 3 years free RAC cover.

“This, combined with an alternative fuel discount of £10 on road tax and the standard new car benefit of a three-year MOT ‘break’ (saving £160 in test fees), means that Proton drivers can save their pennies.”

With over 1,420 LPG filling stations in the UK, and in excess of one new station per week opening in 2010, LPG is fast becoming an interesting offer to motorists watching pennies or refusing to pay the high fuel prices for unleaded petrol or diesel.