HOLDEN’S Commodore can now be powered by a state-of-theart Liquid LPG injection system ( LLi). The system allegedly provides petrol equivalent power and torque but with fewer emissions and much lower running costs.
The Commodore kit, developed by Orbital Autogas Systems at the company’s advanced engine labs in Perth, achieves comparable performance by injecting LPG into the engine’s inlet manifold as a liquid rather than as a gas.
Orbital’s tests show no drop in the vehicle’s power output when running on LPG liquid injection compared to petrol.
Orbital says that power on a VZ Commodore V8, for example, remains unchanged at 250kW.
The tests also show the Liquid LPG injection system reduces CO2 emissions compared to Holden’s petrol-powered 6.0-litre V8 and 3.6-litre V6 engines by up to 10 per cent.
Orbital LLi retrofit kits are now available for Commodore VE V6 and VZ V8 (both sedan and ute models), as well as Statesman long wheelbase WL and WM models.