German transport expert agrees Autogas is a key alternative

Klaus Voussem, spokesman for the CDU parliamentary group in North Rhine-Westphalia in the Transport Committee, visited the Rheingas’ facilities, in Brühl, to find out about the latest developments in Autogas. The state government has set ambitious objectives for the energy and transport transition. A low-emission, climate-friendly and, at the same time, affordable mobility is the goal and one of the great challenges in this transition.

“We have to find technology-neutral solutions. Here, LPG is a good way of making the transition safer and cost-effective. This fuel can make an important contribution to shaping the energy transition due to its environmental and climate benefits, its extensive infrastructure and low fuel costs,” said Voussem.

“Energy must remain affordable! After the Corona crisis and the imminent burdens on the public sector, it is becoming clear that our financial resources are limited. As part of the energy transition, we must consider if we should not rely more heavily on already available fuels, we can use a completely existing infrastructure,” commented Uwe Thomsen, Managing Director of Rheingas.

With an optimal use of the technologies available today, the same amounts of CO2 can be saved as with full electrification – but at significantly lower prices.

“With LPG, we can achieve a significant and quick reduction in vehicle emissions and at an affordable price – also in local public transport. So why not converting the existing fleets to dual fuel technology? A combination of diesel and LPG would result in better combustion, less fuel costs and a significant reduction in pollutants. We are still waiting on electric buses and they are welcome, but why other opportunities are overlooked?” said Thomsen.

“Now it is time for politics at the state and federal level to recognise and use this potential. Ambitious goals can only be achieved by using all available resources,” he added. For more information, please visit this link.

19 August 2020