Germany: Autogas remains a long-term smart option before CO2 pricing

After the Federal Government published its plans for a CO2 price for fossil fuels, many motorists fear rising fuel prices. The German Association of LPG (DVFG) explains that, thanks to the lower emission levels of this alternative fuel, drivers of Autogas vehicles will continue to travel more favourably in the future than consumers who rely on gasoline or diesel.

“With the CO2 surcharge, the price gap between LPG and gasoline or diesel fuel will increase in the future in favour of LPG,” said DVFG Chairman Rainer Scharr. “At the pump, it will be clearly noticeable that the carbon dioxide emissions of LPG are 21% lower than those of gasoline and 23% lower than those of diesel fuel.”

The 2021 fixed price of 10 Euros per tonne of CO2 will lead to an increase of 2.3 cents of super premium gasoline and of 2.7 cents per litre of diesel. Autogas drivers, on the other hand, will only get a surcharge of 1.5 cents per litre.

For 2025 – the last year before the CO2 fixed-price system is to be discontinued in favour of auctioning emission certificates – drivers of petrol and diesel vehicles will have to pay 8.1 and 9.3 cents more per litre, respectively, while the LPG price will be only 5.3 cents per litre. If you want to know more, please visit this link.

6 November 2019