Germany registers 40% increase in Autogas car registrations

Autogas vehicle registrations in Germany have registered a strong growth in in the first half of 2017, which is seen as a positive trend by the German Association for Liquid Gas (DVFG).

According to the half-year report of the Federal Motor Vehicle Authority (KBA), the new registrations of cars powered by Autogas in the first half of 2017 rose by approximately 40% compared to the previous year. By contrast, new registrations of diesel cars decreased by 9.1% in the same period.

DVFG chairman Rainer Scharr said about the new figures: “Consumers are following the ongoing discussions on driving bans for diesel vehicles and relying on the low-emission fuel; Autogas cars offer drastically reduced emissions of nitrogen oxide and are an attractive alternative.”

For car buyers, the broad availability of more than 7,000 refuelling stations in the Federal territory is also of particular interest. According to Scharr, Autogas will therefore continue to be the “number one” alternative fuel. For more information, please visit this link.