Monaco sees the launch of the latest LPG super car, the ECNO/Montecarlo LPG Racing EcoSupercar, supported by AEGPL
To address the current high pollution challenge and ensure clean air, the Government of Catalonia has put forward several green initiatives, including the extension of a support programme for the purchase of energy efficient vehicles in taxis, commercial fleets and other services.
Three new licences have been issued by the government, doubling the number of filling stations that provide Autogas in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. This is a clear step in favour of the emerging Autogas market in Cyprus.
The European Commission released on 30/11 its ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ package. The package contains key energy policy proposals that are going to help the EU to speed up its decarbonisation efforts.
The 29th World LPG Forum & 2016 European Congress took place from November 15th-17th, at the Firenze Fiera Congress and Exhibition Centre in Florence, Italy.
The challenge assumed by the DISA Copi Sport team with the first LPG-powered vehicle in competition has surpassed all expectations with six victories and a record time in the six races.
The European Commission recently ran a public consultation on the evaluation of the Oil Stocks Directive. AEGPL welcomed the opportunity to share its views on security of supply with the European Commission.
The European Commission released last week its 2017 Annual Work Programme. The European Commission will continue the implementation of the Energy Union strategy, by delivering legislative proposals on decarbonisation of the transport sector.
The new Civic ECO model will be launched this month in Turkey.
From 1 to 16 October 2016, LPG is highlighted at the booth on “Gas Transport Solutions” at the Paris Motor Show.
The Ram Truck brand hosts its first-ever display at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Exhibition.
The Council of Ministers approved a decree to implement the EU Directive 2014/94/EU to develop infrastructure for alternative fuels.
In the context of the European Mobility Week, trips on LPG powered buses routes were offered free of charge during the “Car Free Day” on 22 September in the city of Valladolid, in the autonomous region of Castile and Leon.
Policy Exchange, a leading British think tank, published a paper (‘Too Hot to Handle? How to decarbonise domestic heating’) containing policy recommendations to the UK government on how to decarbonise the residential heating sector.
Goldcar, a company specialised in holiday car rental, has strengthened its Goldcar Blue project, aimed at contributing to the environment, sustainable mobility and reducing air and noise pollution, with the addition of new Autogas and hybrid cars to its eco-friendly fleet, which now exceeds 200 vehicles.
Fraikin, one of the largest commercial vehicle fleet company in Europe providing fleet management and rental solutions, has teamed up with engine conversion specialist Alternatech to offer full service contract hire packages on bi-fuel LPG-petrol vans.
Turkey, with over 4.3 million cars, has the largest LPG-powered vehicle fleet in the world. The market grew steadily over the years, reaching 3.1 million tonnes in 2015 with an annual increase of 9% and of 5% CAGR.
Who begins his/her vacations with an LPG-powered vehicle can also benefit of cheap fuel prices this year. In many popular holiday destinations Autogas drivers refuel for half the price of conventional fuels.
The Regional Director of Repsol Butano S.A. Francisco Fernández-Pacheco Cotillo and the General Director of HIDROGEA - a company in the environmental sector that manages all processes related to the complete water cycle – Javier Ybarra Moreno have signed a collaboration agreement in order to increase the use of Autogas in Spain.
The third round of the 2016 edition of the Green Hybrid Cup – a racing series featuring hybrid Kia Vengas with combustion engines running solely on LPG –recently took place in Ascoli.
A new trial will start in London with a traditional black London taxi running on LPG. If successful, the LPG-powered cab could be approved by Transport for London for use later this year. The project will be implemented by Autogas Ltd., which has the largest network of automotive LPG refuelling pumps in the United Kingdom.
In a pioneering initiative in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the municipality of San Miguel de Abona has introduced new vehicles powered by LPG, that will help the government save up to 50% in fuel costs and thus double their time of effectiveness and efficiency.
Experts from automotive LPG supplier Autogas Ltd have been educating motorists on the benefits of the environmentally-friendly fuel at two major conferences in the UK this month.
It was a double win for BRC at the 44th Rally di San Marino. Giandomenico Basso and Lorenzo Granai rule the competition with their Ford Fiesta by BRC after dominating almost all special trials. Just behind, the team-mates Simone Campedelli and Danilo Fappani made a wonderful race with the LPG-powered Fiesta.
The European Commission has published last week the much awaited Climate Package. The European LPG Association welcomes the Communication on the Decarbonisation on Transport, in particular its focus on low and zero emission vehicles. AEGPL believes that in order for the EU to reach its climate goal, more efforts are needed in particular in the road transport sector.
The new vehicle classification system of the General Directorate of Transport distinguishes vehicles according to their emissions, and now categorizes Autogas vehicles, which are recognized for their low emissions with the ECO label (green and blue).
Opel has upgraded its popular model, a revolutionary integrated five- or seven-seat van, to offer exceptional versatility and optimum comfort.
The French government has established a new classification of vehicles according to their level of air pollutant emissions, and Autogas vehicles recognised as being among the least polluting.
The 2016 MOVEA (Plan to Boost Mobility with Alternative Energy Vehicles) Plan, the Spanish Government’s initiative to encourage the use of alternative energies, such as Autogas, has been a success and has received a very positive reception from buyers and have exhausted all its funds.
The European LPG Association has prepared an information sheet on Low Emission Zones in Europe.
The Community of Madrid will launch a scrappage scheme to encourage the conversion of 1,000 private cars that run on gasoline to LPG with incentives of 400 euros per vehicle, as explained by the General Director of Industry, Energy and Mining the Community of Madrid, Carlos López Jimeno.
The Catalonia government is preparing a decree that will force the administration to purchase clean vehicles for their fleets.
Aguas de Valencia Group has chosen again Opel brand to renew its commercial vehicle fleet and has purchased Opel cars, many of them powered by LPG from factory.
The latest phase of a project to make Birmingham’s Hackney Carriage fleet cleaner got underway on April 25.
This year AGR Autogas Group and its partner Auto Italia plan to launch an LPG version of a model already successfully awarded as Best Seller at Geneva 2016: Fiat Tipo is the new star of passenger cars powered by alternative fuels.
Urgent Government action is needed to stop up to 50,000 people a year dying early from air pollution-related illnesses, said the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee of the House of Commons. In this new report, Autogas is seen as a solution to improve the quality of the air.
France recognises the benefits of Autogas through the Green Disc Scheme
The equipment manufacturer Prins Autogassystemen has introduced a new consumer platform in Germany, France and Spain with an easy calculator for LPG drivers.
Taxis in the city of Vigo (region of Galicia) are switching to the “green philosophy” to reduce emissions and fuel costs.
Policymakers must focus their attention on developing advanced technologies in the battle against air pollution, argue the Lombardy Regional Environmental Protection Agency's Silvia Anna Bellinzona and Guido Lanzani.
The UK LPG industry's largest annual event will be held this year in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh.
1,8 million euros is the total amount of funds allocated by the Environment Ministry to encourage the promotion of alternative fuels.
Opel has delivered 180 Insignia vehicles to Repsol to renew their commercial fleet.
Last year, LPG was the most widely alternative fuel used in Germany: on January 1, 2016 475,711 LPG-powered vehicles were registered.
Policy Exchange, UK’s leading think tank and educational charity that develops and promotes new policy ideas for better public services, has set out the case for using fiscal policies to shift motorists away from diesels and clean up air pollution in our cities.
After the excellent results obtained in the two previous seasons, BRC has decided to collaborate again with Giandomenico Basso and the Ford Fiesta R5 EVO powered by Autogas.
AEGPL, the European LPG Association, has recently strenghtened its team with the recruitment of Cécile Nourigat for the post of Autogas Manager.
The EU is on the right track to attain its decarbonisation goals, but must do more to cut its road transport sector emissions.
In December, AEGPL will speak at the 2015 International LPG Summit, the International LPG Summit that takes place in Novi Sad, Serbia. This annual conference attracts every year LPG professionals coming from the Balkan area and beyond.
Two studies recently published by UN agencies highlight the link between black carbon emissions and the greenhouse effect and identify solutions to tackle this problem.
The Technical Committee on Motor Vehicles, an advisory body comprising representatives from EU member states, approved on October 28th the introduction of a new testing for passenger cars’ emissions.
AEGPL had the honour of opening the Ukrainian LPG Congress 2015 that took place in Kiev on October 20th and 21st.
On October 27th, AEGPL organised a workshop for its members on the implementation of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive. Experts from LPG national associations met to discuss the contribution that Autogas, automotive LPG, can provide to the member states’ and to the European Union’s climate and environmental goals.
Repsol and AVL have carried out tests on a turbocharged direct-injection 1.4-l gasoline engine that was converted from gasoline fuel to monovalent LPG operation.
Domestic heating boilers may not be the obvious choice when the goal is to tackle CO2 emissions.
The industry’s investment in research and development of new products was once more in evidence with two announcements that took place last week.
AEGPL is pleased to announce the addition of a new member: Hexagon Ragasco.
The European Commission announced today the results of the selection process for the composition of the Sustainable Transport Forum (STF). AEGPL, the voice of the LPG industry in Europe, has been accepted as a member of the STF.
On May 19th the AEGPL’s General Assembly elected Paul Ladner as President of the Management Committee. Paul Ladner, UGI International’s Vice-president for marketing, has 20 years of experience in the LPG business and has also served for 4 years as AEGPL’s Vice-President.
AEGPL is delighted to announce the addition of two new full members: Afriquia Gaz and the LPG department of Norsk Petroleum.
On 20 and 21 May 2015, the AEGPL Congress brought together more than 1500 professionals from all across the LPG industry. This year’s congress was held in Berlin, at the Expocenter City, Berlin’s main exhibition center. The AEGPL Congress is the biggest LPG event in Europe and a recognized opportunity for the industry to meet.
Repsol and the Renault Group in Spain have signed an agreement to encourage the sale of autogas vehicles in Renault-Dacia dealerships.
SHV Energy will market the first bio-propane to be available anywhere in the world from 2016
AEGPL and WLPGA hold a networking dinner with the European Gas Heat Pump Association and Manufacturers
This year the Annual plenary took place place in Delft, Netherlands hosted by NEN, the Dutch standards body, on the 20th and 21st of May.
Just 7 months since the last AEGPL Congress in London, the LPG industry convened last week for its key annual exhibition and conference in Genoa, Italy.
Europe's Biggest LPG event will take place on May 14th-15th in Genoa, Italy. Register now!
Repsol and Opel have signed a collaboration agreement to promote the sale of Autogas vehicles and increase their use in Spain, a country where Autogas already powers more than 28,000 cars.
The European Commission held a conference on clean transport fuels last month at which AEGPL participated in one of the panel discussions. In a room packed with around 450 stakeholders from European and national institutions, industry and civil society, participants discussed way forward in developing alternative fuels today.
Repsol and Fiat have signed a collaboration to promote sales of Autogas vehicles in Portugal, offering lower fuel costs to drivers and environmental benefits to society as a whole
AEGPL co-hosted a breakfast debate on the proposed Directive on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure this morning at which around 60 stakeholders from institutions, industry and civil society discussed the best way forward concerning this increasingly high profile piece of legislation.
AEGPL President Ramón de Luis Serrano, in an exclusive interview with the Forum Voice, has highlighted how much he is looking forward to welcoming participants from across the world to this year’s event.
AEGPL is delighted to announce that the office of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has confirmed the Princess Royal’s attendance to open the AEGPL Congress in London on Wednesday 2nd October
AEGPL has released the 2013 edition of its Roadmap "Autogas in Europe, the ustainable Alternative". The Roadmap presents the potential of Autogas (automotive LPG), already the leading alternative fuel in Europe, to contribute to the achievement of the EU's objectives in the fields of environment, public health, and energy security.
AEGPL has released its annual review for 2012. Click below for more information and to download the document
General Manager Samuel Maubanc gives overview of Europe's leading alternative fuel, and highlights beneifts of increasing its uptake
Participation in global car show demonstrates benefits of Europe's largest alternative fuel for consumers and society
AEGPL's annual Congress will return to Italy for the first time in six years
Kits to provide those in need with cooking and lighting equipment in disaster areas
Dutch MEP Lambert Van Nistelrooij wins MEP award for his contributions to Europe's regions
Autogas a cleaner and healthier choice for drivers - especially in urban environments
British LPG sector raises awareness about the dangers of carbon-monoxide
Brussels welcomes 1,200 LPG professionals for Europe's landmark annual LPG event
AEGPL promotes benefits of LPG at breakfast meeting on the role of decentralised energy
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