Germany: increasing registrations of new Autogas vehicles in 2022
Vehicles powered by LPG continued to be in high demand last year and registered a significant and constant growth. This was confirmed by the annual balance of car registration figures for 2022 published by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA).
A total of 15,006 cars running on Autogas were newly registered in 2022, which is the strongest increase in the last 12 years. The peak months were the first quarter and November and December 2022.
In 2021, 10,118 Autogas vehicles were registered, which means that new registrations increased by 48.3% compared to the previous year. The share of LPG-fuelled vehicles in the market is now 0.6%.
The entire passenger car market is shifting in the direction of alternative drive systems. Every second new car in 2022 had an alternative propulsion (LPG, CNG, electric, hybrid or hydrogen). In 2022, these accounted for 49.6% of new registrations. Average CO2 emissions from passenger cars also fell by -7.7% to an average of 109.6 g/km (2021: 118.7 g/km).
“These are gratifying figures and show that consumers continue to appreciate and use LPG as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly fuel,” said Uwe Thomsen, Managing Director of Propan Rheingas GmbH & Co. KG. “Wherever electrification is hardly possible, such as with heavy goods transport, construction machinery, emergency vehicles or long distance trucks, and a poor charging infrastructure, LPG is the alternative.”
Source: Propan Rheingas
1 February 2023