Germany: positive figures for new Autogas registrations in first half of 2019

The semi-annual balance sheet published by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) showed again a substantial increase in new registrations for LPG-powered vehicles. According to the German Association of LPG (DVFG), these positive results are a signal to automakers to focus again on new vehicles with Autogas propulsion.

In the first half of 2019, registrations of new LPG vehicles recorded an increase of 93.2%, according to the KBA, compared to the same period of the previous year. “This once again makes it clear that the low-emission LPG option remains interesting for consumers,” said DVFG Chairman Rainer Scharr.

The industry hopes that this signal is considered by car manufacturers and that the range of new vehicles with LPG engines is expanded. Currently, Autogas cars on Germany’s roads are mainly converted vehicles.

“We are convinced that a wider range of new vehicles would be of real interest to many consumers,” added Scharr. This applies in particular to frequent drivers and commuters looking for low-emission vehicles who do not want to do the transition without convincing ranges.

However, the refuelling infrastructure is well-developed, as Germany currently has around 7,100 LPG filling stations. For more information, please check this link.

31 July 2019