Offering of OEM Autogas cars keeps growing in Czech Republic
Last year, more than 6,000 LPG-powered vehicles were registered in the Czech Republic, including 406 new vehicles. Even though most of the registrations are gasoline engine conversions, this year the range of cars with factory-fitted Autogas systems will be expanded and the Czech industry expects increasing sales of brand-new vehicles.
OEM LPG vehicles have appeared on the Czech market recently and more will be added soon. Dacia LPG cars were introduced at the end of 2019, and this year Renault will launch an LPG version of the Clio model, in addition to the Captur that is already available.
More than 8 million vehicles in the EU and over 170,000 in the Czech Republic make Autogas the most widespread alternative fuel according to the Czech LPG Association (CALPG). “Sales of new LPG cars were lower in 2019, but because they were basically not on offer. This year, however, we expect more than 1,000 units sold, and possibly up to 1,500 cars with the new models available,” said Ivan Indráček, Chairman of CALPG.
In the current situation of the coronavirus pandemic and its likely economic effects, the importance of Autogas may increase. Lower purchasing power will force people to think more about their cost of living – and a litre of LPG is still half the price cheaper than a litre of gasoline or diesel in many European countries. Moreover, higher use of Autogas can also significantly reduce emissions in the medium term. For more information, please visit this link.
15 April 2020