Czech Republic registered the largest number of new Autogas cars last year
The Czech market has established a new record with the largest number of new passenger cars powered by LPG registered in 2022. According to data from the Association of Automobile Importers (SDA), there were nearly 4,000 new registrations, which is a year-on-year increase of 76%. The number of conversions to LPG has also grown significantly with 6,500 new installations, which is approximately 2,000 more than 2021, according to the Czech LPG Association (ČALPG).
The number of new Autogas vehicle registrations has been growing rapidly in recent years. While the SDA records 1,280 new cars in 2020, 2,259 cars were already registered in 2021, breaking the record from 2014. Growth continued in 2022, when 3,966 new LPG-powered vehicles were added to Czech roads.
Together with electric vehicles, Autogas dominates the segment of vehicles that the National Clean Mobility Action Plan considers alternative drives. “Taking into account only the number of new vehicle registrations, LPG narrowly beat electric cars in 2022. However, if we were to consider additional conversions of gasoline engines, the difference would be larger,” said Ivan Indráček, Executive Chairman of the Czech LPG Association.
According to the statistics of the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic, a total of 7,263 conversions to LPG and CNG were carried out last year. “Based on the estimate of our experts, the number of cars converted to LPG in 2022 was approximately 6,500. This is a year-on-year increase of almost half,” added Indráček.
Overall, including new registrations and aftermarket conversions, the number of new Autogas vehicles on the Czech roads exceeded 10,000 units last year. This means the number of vehicles powered by LPG increased 2.5 times more than battery electric cars.
Source: Czech LPG Association
15 February 2023