LPG vehicles figure in Jan surpasses 1 mln units: Land Transport Department

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BANGKOK, Feb 23 – The number of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vehicles registered in Thailand topped one million units as of last month, according to Land Transport Department.

Director-general Somchai Siriwattanachok said the figure was around 1,014,000 units.

Mr Somchai said car owners wishing to switch to this type of energy used in their vehicles must be certified by the Land Transport Department only.

In 2012 alone, there were about 133,000 vehicles registered to have changed their fuel use status to the LPG type as inspected and verified by the Land Transport Department.

Car owners are required to have LPG equipment installed at places certified by the department.

Once the installation is complete, owners must have their vehicles checked by the department again before further processing on changing the status of the energy use in their vehicle registration booklets at the department’s headquarters or any provincial land transport offices nationwide within 15 days after the certification.