Spanish northern city plans to introduce Autogas buses


The City Council of Valladolid is considering the deployment of LPG-powered vehicles in the Auvasa (Autobuses Urbanos de Valladolid) bus fleet.

According to the Mayor of Valladolid Óscar Puente, Autogas is “an interesting fuel due to its lower emissions into the atmosphere,” and Auvasa municipal fleet will soon trial an Autogas bus. Depending on the results they will consider the option of using this fuel.

The mayor emphasised the development of the Autogas vehicle industry, which has gone from being limited to “small utility vehicles” to offering large commercial vans, such as those that can currently be seen around the city centre.

Puente shared these remarks during his visit to ‘Autogas: save and care for the air of your city’ exhibition, installed by Repsol at Plaza Mayor of Valladolid in the framework of the European Mobility Week.

Moreover, in 2018, Valladolid will eliminate the current discount of the Municipal Tax on Vehicles for diesel units, while Autogas and other alternative fuels that emit less than 120 grammes of CO2 will have a 40% discount.

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