German Member of Parliament supports wider Autogas adoption


Klaus Voussem, spokesman for transport policy of the CDU parliamentary group in North Rhine-Westphalia, has referred to LPG as an alternative fuel solution to for cleaner transport without compromising on the need for individual mobility. “With LPG, driving bans can be avoided,” he said after a visit to the company Propan Rheingas GmbH & Co. KG in Brühl.

“Our goal in the coalition is to find fast, safe and, most importantly, affordable solutions to transport emissions, and we think LPG is a proven answer,” said Voussem after a detailed conversation with Rheingas CEO Uwe Thomsen. “We need a real, holistic approach to achieve tangible improvements for the people, for polluted urban centres and for mobility”, without restricting people’s right to drive.

“The concentrations of particulate matter and nitrogen oxides in urban areas are a severe problem. Autogas is a mature, proven and low-emission technology that can help solve this,” explained Thomsen.

Autogas vehicles emit an average of 21% less CO2 than gasoline. A study by the Saarland University of Applied Sciences has shown that this fuel can reduce particulate matter emissions by up to 99% compared to petrol-powered engines.

Moreover, unlike for electric and hydrogen vehicles, there is already a fully developed refuelling infrastructure for Autogas. In Germany, about 7,000 filling stations have LPG dispensers. For more information, please visit this link.

20 December 2017