Renewable gas overtakes fossil gas, as truckers switch to green fuel
Analysis by the Gas Vehicle Network shows that the majority of gas used in gas-powered trucks in 2018 was produced from renewable sources.
Mike Foster, CEO of the Gas Vehicle Network said:
“Clean, low carbon gas powered vehicles are an obvious, sustainable choice for transport.”
“GVN statistics on the total dispensed volume of gas for transport fuel in 2018 show that 55.5% of gas for transport fuel was biomethane - a renewable and sustainable fuel. GVN anticipate this figure to rise for 2019 statistics.”
“Biomethane fuelled HGVs emit 85% less carbon into the atmosphere compared to a ‘clean’ Euro 6 diesel. The sector accounts for a disproportionate share (17%) of transport carbon emissions but only 2% of vehicles on our roads are HGVs and buses, and they travel 6% of miles.”
In addition to providing significant carbon savings, gas vehicles running on biomethane can also offer substantial annual cost savings compared to diesel alternatives. Mike Foster said:
“In addition, thanks to the work of the Gas Vehicle Network, the government has in place a fuel duty differential until 2032, making it financial a sensible decision to switch to gas from diesel.”