2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
At the Korean car manufacturer Kia, almost all vehicles with gasoline engines can now be converted to liquefied gas. The conversion costs at least 2290 euros, depending on the model.
Almost all Kia vehicles with petrol engines can now be converted to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It does not matter whether it is new or used vehicles. When working with the Swabian LPG specialist Ecoengines, they convert the vehicles and also provide a seven-year guarantee on the liquefied gas system for new vehicles. This guarantee is coordinated with the existing Kia guarantees and is also provided for used car conversions. The customer can choose between a guarantee of three to seven years.
Kia produces extra tanks
Actually, Kia had planned a Europe-wide solution with a uniform tank size ex works. However, this solution was discarded because the climatic conditions in Europe are too different and liquid gas expands extremely in the heat. Then the tanks in southern Europe would not hold enough liquid gas. For this reason and because liquid gas vehicles are in great demand in Germany, an extra tank has been produced for Germany.
Depending on the model, the conversion costs between € 2,290 and € 3,000. The LPG tank is housed in the existing spare wheel recess and has a capacity of 28 liters. In addition to the further reduced emission values in LPG operation, the significantly increased range is a positive side effect. In addition to the LPG tank, the normal tank also remains in the vehicle. The engine of the Kia Picanto with the lowest CO2 emissions of all Kia models can then fall back on 28 liters of LPG and 35 liters of petrol from the normal tank.
Thanks to a new type of valve protection system for the LPG tank, the system does not require any special maintenance. The valves only need to be checked at the vehicle's regular service intervals. (mid)