The keys for boosting the sustainable mobility of heavy urban transport in 2022

Alternative fuels, retrofit, or public-private collaboration, are among the possibilities to achieve the objectives of climate neutrality in the next future. The experts at BeGas, manufacturers of ecological engines for heavy vehicles, develop innovations so that both companies and municipalities can join the decarbonization of urban transport quickly and economically.

The challenge of sustainable mobility is no longer just a task for large cities, especially after the Strategy for Safe, Sustainable, and Connected Mobility 2030,recently approved by the Council of Ministers. It adopts an approach based on the daily mobility of citizens and the environmental sustainability of transport.

Aware of the roadmap set by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma) and also for the European Union's 'Fit for 55' objectives; companies in the motor industry are promoting new formulas with which to promote sustainable mobility and push the smaller metropolises and local corporations towards the progressive decarbonization of the vehicles which are circulating in urban centers.

Under this premise, companies such as BeGas, a pioneer in the development of ecological engines for urban vehicles,establish the five keys to promote sustainable mobility of heavy transport in 2022, quickly and economically:

  • • Bet on alternative fuels such as autogas or biopropane. Selecting the technology that best suits each use, without discarding any type of energy, is the key in the short-medium term to achieve the objectives of climate neutrality. Of all of them, autogas and biopropane are considered two of the predominant alternative fuels with the potential to replace oil, so in 2022 they will be positioned as the perfect short-term solution for heavy urban bus and truck fleets. In its favor, it also has the existence of more than 800 service stations nationwide.

  • • Promote the circular economy through the retrofit or repowering of diesel vehicles. In 2022, the circular economy will be the cornerstone for building a new, more sustainable and cheaper urban transport model. This is so because the repowering of diesel vehicles with renewable fuels such as biopropane makes it possible to have less polluting vehicles, without the need to assume a complete renewal of the fleet. And it is that, for the purchase of a new urban truck, it can be repowered up to five times with the engines that companies such as BeGas use; making it easier for small corporations, which do not have large budgets to join the decarbonization of transport immediately.

  • • Make clean energies the protagonists of improving air quality. Atmospheric pollution in urban centers has become one of the priorities of the city councils' sustainable mobility plans due to the severe consequences it can have on people's health. For this reason, the use of clean energies such as autogas or biopropane are alternatives that can achieve great environmental results. And it is that vehicles powered by autogas engines reduce polluting emissions such as NOx or suspended particles by up to 90%, in addition to the fact that their price is between 40 and 50% lower than that of conventional fuels. For their part, biopropane engines can reach 80% of emissions, well above the Fit for 55 Goal, which aims to reduce emissions by at least 55% by 2030.

  • • Promote transformative technologies that provide immediate solutions. In the next future will be essential the use of engines that enable progress towards neutral emissions, promoting the use of less polluting alternatives which improve energy efficiency. Engines like those of BeGas, which share all these characteristics, allow cities to have clean vehicles immediately. In addition, they comply with the requirements of the European Union in terms of noise and polluting gases, approved under the Euro VI step E regulations.

  • • Stimulate public-private collaboration to build transversal plans. More and more administrations consider the opinion of companies and experts in transport and mobility to achieve more global plans that improve environmental results. Companies such as BeGas support this sustainable approach by positioning themselves alongside institutions of all sizes to guide them on the path of decarbonizing transport and thus achieve the common goal: reduce polluting emissions from heavy urban vehicles.