LPG conversions, the alternative in line with new Spanish Draft Law on Sustainable Mobility

The Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma) has presented to the Council of Ministers a Draft Law on Sustainable Mobility and Transport Financing, which seeks to guarantee the right to a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly mobility, focused in public transport.

In this regard, the engine manufacturer BeGas claims that conversions to Autogas can play a key role to reduce environmental impacts in large cities and accelerate the decarbonisation of urban fleets, since the company retrofits heavy vehicles between 3 and 10 years old, including trucks and buses, with engines powered by Autogas or renewable Autogas.

This solution has already been recognised by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge by including the repowering and recycling service for urban transport fleets in its II Catalogue of Good Practices in Circular Economy. In this way, BeGas engines are a valuable alternative for fleet operators that want to join the ecological transition.

Thanks to these LPG engines, which have the Euro VI Step E approval (the most advanced in the EU for combustion equipment), polluting emissions from heavy urban transport are drastically reduced. In fact, they reduce the levels of suspended particles and NOx by more than 90%. In addition, they achieve noise levels 50% lower than those emitted by diesel vehicles, thus contributing to the reduction of noise pollution in cities.

The economy is another of the main benefits of the BeGas proposal which, in addition to allowing savings of up to 36% in fuel costs, offers companies and operators the opportunity to reuse their vehicle fleets. This makes the service accessible to all local businesses and administrations, even those with a smaller budget. Likewise, the simplicity of transport and supply of LPG and bioLPG make it an ideal option also for the most remote regions. For more information, please visit this link.

13 April 2022