AEGPL has released the 2013 edition of its Roadmap ‘Autogas in Europe, the Sustainable Alternative’. The Roadmap presents the potential of Autogas (automotive LPG), already the leading alternative transport fuel in Europe, to contribute to the achievement of the EU’s objectives in the fields of environment, public health and energy security. It also shows the significant growth that Autogas has seen across Europe during the past 5 years
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Since the publication of the first edition of the Roadmap in 2008, Autogas in Europe has seen considerable developments:
More generally, as a clean fuel with negligible pollutant emissions and a lower carbon profile relatively to petrol and diesel, Autogas has a significant role to play in achieving Europe’s air quality and climate change goals. Autogas offers advantages in economic terms as well, as an immediately available and cost-effective alternative for European consumers it can contribute to Europe’s energy security and competitiveness.
The Roadmap is underpinned by a scientific study undertaken by TM Leuven, which demonstrates that in a scenario where Autogas reaches 10% of the transport fuel market in 2020, it would deliver important benefits: 350 million fewer tons of CO2 emissions, over €20 billion in saved external costs due to reduced emissions, €7 billion added to Europe’s balance of payments, and a more diversified transport fuel mix.
AEGPL’s General Manager Samuel Maubanc said “This Roadmap clearly highlights the significant benefits Autogas can bring as an alternative fuel, as well as offering a policy-toolbox at the disposal of European, national and local policymakers to allow Autogas to reach its full potential.” He added “In the context of the Commission proposal for a Directive on the deployment of alternative fuels, this Roadmap is a timely reminder that not all alternative fuels suffer the extensive market failures that we often see. Autogas is clearly an immediately available transport solution the European driving public has taken to.”
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