The decarbonization of the economy has been positioned as one of the fundamental objectives to reduce environmental impacts in metropolises, with exceptional emphasis on heavy urban transport. So much so that the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma) has just presented the Draft Law on Sustainable Mobility and Transport Financing to the Council of Ministers, in which it supports the right to have more sustainable mobility, always being environmentally friendly and being structured around public transport. An aim totally aligned with the strategy of BeGas, manufacturer of ecological engines which, thanks to its repowering service for heavy diesel vehicles between three and ten years old, accompanies trucks and urban buses in their last years of useful life with an engine powered by autogas or biopropane, alternative energies that reduce polluting gas emissions by up to 90%.
This innovatory approach has already been recognized for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge by the Ministry, including the re-powering and recycling service for urban transport fleets in its II Catalog of Good Practices in Circular Economy.In this way, BeGas engines are an example to follow for other companies that want to join the ecological transition.
Ecological engines for trucks and urban buses
Thanks to these engines, which have the Euro VI Step E approval (the most advanced in the EU for combustion equipment), polluting emissions from heavy urban transport may drastically be reduced. They, indeed, reduce the levels of suspended particles and NOx by more than 90%.In addition, they achieve noise levels 50% lower than those emitted by diesel vehicles, which contributes to the lowering noise pollution in cities.
Another of the main benefits of the BeGas proposal is its cost, which, in addition to allowing savings up to 36% in fuel costs, allows companies and administrations to reuse their vehicle fleets. This advantage makes the service accessible to all local corporations, even those with a smaller budget. Likewise, the simplicity of transport and supply of autogas and biopropane make it an ideal option also for remote regions.
These characteristics position BeGas engines as the best option for local administrations to move towards sustainable mobility,while accelerating the decarbonization of cities by enhancing the use of less polluting alternative energies in transport, which is responsible – in all its forms. – about a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.