French green vehicle alliance urges government to boost alternative fuels

The Environmentally-Friendly Car Club (CVE as in its French acronym) is asking for a bonus to help speed up the transition from petrol to Autogas and bioethanol vehicles. “It is time to take into account available and economical solutions for the energy grid and to guarantee the right to circulate, without spending a lot of money or polluting,” said the CVE.

The Autogas and bioethanol solutions are used and available in France for years but, according to the CVE, they seem to have been forgotten by the government in its scheme of measures.

“What is the government waiting for to promote these alternative fuels and combine sustainability and savings? It is time to choose the energy mix by encouraging the conversion of gasoline vehicles to LPG and bioethanol. With a conversion bonus of a few tens or hundreds of Euros only, the government could help millions of French people to drive greener and cost-efficiently all year round,” said Marc Teyssier d’Orfeuil, General Manager of the CVE.

For LPG equipment, which costs between 1,500 and 3,500 Euros, depending on the model of the gasoline vehicle (new or used), the government’s aid would motivate the conversion and even accelerate the amortisation.

This will allow motorists to cut their fuel budget from 35% to 45%, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 70% annually. Moreover, with an Autogas vehicle, drivers will be able to drive in case of traffic restrictions, regardless of its year of entry into circulation, as it has the Crit’Air label. For more information, please visit this link.

2 January 2019