Spain doubles its Autogas fleet, will close the year with 115,000 vehicles
During the III Autogas Forum held in Madrid, attended by representatives from all over the sector and from the government, industry experts affirmed the Spanish market will close the year with 30,000 new registrations of Autogas vehicles.
This figure, according to the Spanish Association of LPG (GasLicuado), will help double in just two years the fleet of vehicles powered by this alternative fuel. Moreover, with this new registrations, the entire fleet of LPG-fuelled vehicles will reach the 115,000 units by the end of 2019.
“Spain began 2018 with 55,000 Autogas vehicles on the roads and will end 2019 with around 115,000 units. In other words, the number of Autogas vehicles in our country has doubled in just 24 months,” said José Luis Blanco, General Director of the Autogas Cluster, a group of companies and organisations interested in the development of Autogas and organizer of the event together with GasLicuado.
“We are celebrating because Autogas is consolidating itself as the clear leading alternative fuel in the Spanish market, a fundamental energy in the environmentally-friendly transition, in which we must all participate,” added José Barreiro, President of the Autogas Cluster.
Mariano González, Deputy Minister of Environment, Land Management and Sustainability of the Community of Madrid, also commented: “The best measure to reduce pollution is to modernise the vehicle fleet. Thus, it seems reasonable to adopt measures to renew it with technologies such as Autogas.”
During the first nine months of the year, sales of LPG vehicles have grown more than 65% compared to the same period of 2018, while Autogas vehicle registrations already exceed those of 2018. For more information, please visit this link.
20 November 2019