Gas as a Transport Fuel Can Go the distance

15th February 2021
Leading industry trade body, the Gas Vehicle Network, GVN, statistics show a 78% increase in sales of gas as a transport fuel during 2020. A significant journey forward for this renewable transport fuel.
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Isaac Occhipinti, Head of External Affairs, the Gas Vehicle Network said:

“These latest statistics- a 78% increase from 2019- clearly show the direction of travel for the HGV sector. Especially when we compare it to the 2019 growth, of 22%, it is clear to see that renewable gas is the future.”

“The gas vehicle industry is delivering vehicle technology and widespread infrastructure together with financial incentives- through the governments’ fuel duty differential scheme, thanks to the work of GVN making it a financial and sensible decision to switch to gas from diesel.”

 “There are also great environmental benefits of renewable gas in transport. Biomethane fuelled HGVs emit [i]85 per cent less carbon into the atmosphere compared to a ‘clean’ Euro 6 diesel. The HGV sector accounts for a disproportionate share (17%) of transport carbon emissions but only 2 per cent of vehicles on our roads are HGVs and buses, and they only travel 6 per cent of miles.”

“Transport is the single largest sector for carbon emissions so we all know it needs to be decarbonised quickly for us to meet the Net Zero 2050 objectives. GVN continues to work with the Department for Transport, DfT, to recognise the enormous potential of biofuels, including renewable gas, to bring down carbon as well as greenhouse gas emissions from HGVs.”

“These latest statistics show that Fleet managers are increasingly coming on board, we now need Government to join us on our journey to Net Zero.”

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  • 25,740,407kg of gas was used in transport in 2020. 14,466,554kg in 2019