BeGas applauds inclusion of LPG in new alternative fuels infrastructure regulation

In view of the current situation, focused on the search for greater economic independence and the objectives of climate neutrality in 2050, the European Parliament has just approved a proposal to promote alternative fuels for transport applications, including liquefied petroleum gases (LPG).

At a time of current economic instability, with energy prices at record highs, and with society increasingly aware of sustainability and respect and care for the environment, the European Union is working to achieve greater energy independence without losing sight of the objectives of climate neutrality by 2050. In this line, the European Parliament has just approved a new regulation to promote alternative fuels for transport, including liquefied petroleum gases (LPG). The company BeGas, pioneer in the development of 100% sustainable engines powered by autogas (LPG) and bioautogas (bioLPG) for heavy urban vehicles, celebrates the commitment to this type of fuels that, although they have been on the market for years, are now positioned as economic and sustainable alternatives to traditional fuels.

In this context, BeGas experts identify the keys that will make autogas, the name given to automotive LPG, one of the main mobility alternatives in the coming years:

  • Increased demand for vehicles powered by autogas (LPG).According to data published by the Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC),throughout 2022 the sale of vehicles powered by autogas (LPG) has increased by 19% over the previous year. This trend is expected to continue to rise in the coming months as the main factors that have contributed to this increase (increase in fuel and electricity prices, as well as the boom in sustainable mobility) will continue over time.
  • Commitment to the re-engining of the vehicle fleet. One of BeGas' star services is the so-called 'retrofit' for heavy urban vehicles, which consists of replacing diesel engines that are between three and ten years old with other 100% sustainable ones powered by autogas (LPG). An option that allows public administrations and passenger and goods transport companies, for a moderate investment, to opt for a more economical and environmentally friendly fuel.
  • Cost savings. The price of LPG ended the month of September at €1.037/l. 1.037/l, which is considerably lower than the cost of other traditional fuels. Moreover, autogas is also included in the €0.20 rebate approved by the Government, so the savings would be even greater.
  • Support for sustainable mobility. According to information published by the Ministry of Ecological Transition, the transport sector accounts for 25% of total greenhouse gas emissions in Spain - 95% of which come from the road. For this reason, its decarbonization is one of the state's priorities on the road to zero net emissions. Thus, it is expected that aid for the promotion of sustainable mobility will continue to increase in the coming years.

Thus, BeGas engines are positioned as one of the best options for the decarbonization of cities and heavy urban vehicles, offering public administrations and passenger and freight transport companies a less polluting fuel alternative at an economical price.