Created: 2019-11-11 17:54 | Last change: 2019-11-11 17:59
Despite gains in fuel efficiency, emissions from the transport sector still represent about a quarter of Europe’s GHG emissions and are the main cause of air pollution in cities. And mobility demand continues to increase. Low-emission options using existing infrastructure are urgently needed to address these critical mobility challenges, now.
Autogas is the number one alternative fuel in the EU, counting 8 million vehicles and 31,000 fueling stations. It is clean, safe, convenient, and available. It emits less CO2 and far less pollutant emissions, such as NOx. And in many countries, it is considerably cheaper than petrol or diesel.
Further, converting existing vehicles to Autogas is affordable for the consumer, and a cost-effective solution to accelerate road transport emissions reduction efforts from today’s car park.
While the market development of electromobility is gearing up for the future, the opportunities to decrease the carbon and pollution footprint of transport needs urgent action today. The TM Leuven study clearly shows that the cumulative emissions reductions under the projected growth scenario to 2050 would equal environmental and societal benefits of 18.7 billion euros. This is more than four times Belgium’s annual GDP.
Finally, LPG savings do not come at the expense of electromobility but actually complement it. “LPG can support air quality mitigation strategies in the short to medium-term until zero-emission vehicle sales ramp up” says Samuel Maubanc, General Manager of Liquid Gas Europe. “The LPG industry is also investing in and commercializing BioLPG, a renewable fuel with even greater emissions reduction potential for the future and aims to be carbon-neutral by 2050.”