In the 1990s, an environmentally friendly alternative to petrol and diesel cars took hold on German roads: cars powered by autogas, also called LPG, were becoming increasingly important, as they emitted far fewer pollutants. Being less expensive and cleaner than conventional fuels, LPG is proposed as an alternative fuel especially for private transport.
LPG in Germany
arises as a by-product during the processing of crude oil, although it can also be obtained as a by-product during the production of natural gas.
It is common practice to process LPG on site for subsequent transport to Europe by ship.
In theory, the production of bio-LPG is equally conceivable, although
is currently of little importance in the market.
Bio-LPG production is also conceivable in theory, although it is currently of little importance in the market.
LPG offers advantages over petroleum-based petrol and diesel. Although
CO2 emissions are similar to those of petrol engines, LPG has a more favourable particulate emissions balance
LPG offers advantages over petrol and petroleum-based diesel.
Due to its use for decades it is very easy to use Autogas in Germany, being able to use a vehicle without problems throughout the country without having to plan the supply as is advisable in other countries
In Germany there are currently more than 7000 filling stations offering LPG for sale to the public.