Carbon dioxide emissions, energy dependency and oil depletion are global problems that are driving all affected sectors to find immediate solutions. The transport sector in Hungary is responsible for a quarter of carbon dioxide emissions, and the dependence on oil in this sector is the biggest contributor to global emissions. A special challenge for the transport sector in Hungary is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, energy and oil dependency, while meeting the increasing mobility needs. The use of alternative fuels could be a realistic alternative to mitigate the global problems of the transport sector. Experts agree that, in the medium term, natural gas is a viable technology.
There are several obstacles to the adoption of CNG cars in Hungary, the most significant being the lack of gas station infrastructure and unfavorable economic and legal conditions. Both economic and environmental considerations are involved in the decision to purchase CNG vehicles. However, currently when users decide to purchase a natural gas vehicle, the most favorable economic conditions play the main role in their decision. Environmental benefits currently play a role when perceived as an economic advantage for buyers
The biggest impact on the amortization period of a CNG vehicle is the evolution of fuel prices and changes in one-time costs.
Determining the CNG price, or more exactly, ensuring a fixed CNG price, can be of fundamental strategic importance for CNG vehicles and the Hungarian Government is doing its best to make the CNG price in Hungary stable.