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17 Aug 2017

LPG interesting alternative fuel

Spiegel Online

In light of the current debate surrounding diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is an interesting alternative to conventional car fuels, writes Michael Specht in an article for Spiegel Online. Cars powered by LPG emit less nitrogen oxides than either diesel or petrol cars, and would not fall under inner city driving bans, writes Specht. However, compared to petrol cars, LPG vehicles use 15-20 percent more fuel. Certain manufacturers are already focusing on natural gas-powered cars, although the tax advantages would expire in the near future, writes Specht. Some 450,000 LPG-fuelled cars are currently registered in Germany.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector.

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