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Reduce harmful emissions and meet clean air zone requirements with LNG and LPG Autogas.
Today’s vehicles are cleaner than ever but they still contribute to air pollution. Significant reductions in harmful emissions can be achieved by converting vehicles to run on much cleaner LNG and LPG Autogas. As a result, these fuels are recognised by Defra’s Air Quality Strategy as a ‘here and now’ solution for displacing diesel-powered vehicles that are unlikely to be electrified – taxis, light vans and Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs).
Why is tackling emissions from transport so important?
Calor LNG and LPG Autogas are much cleaner than traditional transport fuels and as such can play a crucial role in meeting the government’s clean air targets.
- UK Government sources indicate that in 2015, transport was responsible for 29%¹ of all UK domestic greenhouse gas emissions
- Studies prove that long-term exposure to small particulate matter of 2.5 µm or less is associated with increased risk of premature mortality
- Outdoor air pollution contributes to 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK, including 9,500 in London alone, according to a 2016 report by the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Paediatrics and Child Health
- In real world testing LPG has been proven to reduce NOx by 80% and PM by 99.9% compared to diesel. It can also deliver real world CO2 savings over diesel – for example, the recent conversion of a TX4 diesel taxi cab showed a reduction in CO2 of 7%, reaching a Euro VI standard.
- The European Commission’s GHG intensity calculations contained within the Fuel Quality Directive confirm that, on a well to wheel basis, LPG Autogas emits up to 21% less CO2 than petrol and up to 23% less CO2 than diesel.
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- LNG is the cleanest burning fossil fuel available to the transport sector
- When compared to diesel, it offers significant reductions in CO2 and particulate matter emissions
- LNG also reduces engine noise levels, allowing vehicles to operate in noise restricted areas for longer periods
- Offers a range of 450-1600km for an average heavy goods vehicle
- Manufacturers are already acting on the potential offered by LNG to the transportation sector. Single Fuel LNG HGV’s are already available with further models on the production roadmap.
Find out more about LNG for the transport sector here.
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