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Mark McKernan, via email

WHAT is the future of LPG given that the only two factory cars fuelled by LPG are on death row?

We are already seeing the taxi industry move to hybrid-powered cars and the traditional conversion market is surely shrinking as we move away from big sixes towards four-cylinder engines and diesels. Will LPG pumps soon start disappearing from our service stations? Is a dedicated LPG Commodore or Falcon a bad choice for a buyer looking for a 10-year ownership?

We’ve also lost the LPG conversion subsidy as of June 2014, which decimated dedicated-gas Falcon and Commodore sales. Many fourcylinder cars can convert to run on LPG. Servos are unlikely to discontinue LPG any time soon, so it still makes sense, for now.