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In 2019 almost 80% of the total dispensed volume of gas for transport fuel was biomethane-a renewable and sustainable low carbon fuel, according to the statistics by the Gas Vehicle Network (GVN) based in the United Kingdom.

Clean, low carbon, gas powered vehicles are an obvious, sustainable ‘no brainer’ for the freight and transport industry. These latest statistics- a 22% increase from 2018- clearly show the direction of travel for the HGV sector” – Mike Foster, CEO of the Gas Vehicle Network said. “This is the result of the gas vehicle industry delivering vehicle technology and widespread infrastructure together with financial incentives- through the governments’ fuel duty differential scheme.”

According to GVN, there are also great environmental benefits of gas in transport. Biomethane fuelled HGVs emit 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 travel 6 per cent of miles.”

“Fleet managers and Government can achieve substantial carbon savings immediately by switching to low carbon gas-powered heavy vehicle transport. The government also has in place a fuel duty differential until 2032, thanks to the work of GVN making it financial a sensible decision to switch to gas from diesel” – Foster added.

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