Study on LPG Cars Penetration

Benefits estimation of increased shares of LPG cars in the EU car-fleet

A study was commissioned by the European LPG Association (AEGPL) to estimate benefits of increased shares of LPG cars in the EU car-fleet. More specifically, the role of LPG cars in CO2 (and other pollutants) emission reductions has been investigated.

One reference and two more optimistic LPG car penetration scenarios have been simulated based on TREMOVE model run and database updated by information furnished by AEGPL. The reference scenario reflects the current situation where the LPC cars are expected to reach the 3% share among the overall existing car fleets in 31 European countries in the year 2020. The two other scenarios contain assumptions on stronger penetration rates of LPG cars on country based resulting from retrofitting conventional cars as well as manufacturing (new building) LPG cars.

Results show how the highest penetration rate of LPG cars scenario has the potential of saving the total accumulated external cost between 2007 and 2020 up to € 20.3 billion thanks to reduced emissions, among which 349 million fewer tonnes of CO2 can be expected. For the individual end-users the impact takes form of €41.2 billion of savings.

reports

Final report

Autogas Roadmap can be found on the website of AEGPL:
http://www.aegpl.be/content/default.asp?PageID=45

period

2008-2009

funded by

European LPG Association (AEGPL)

researchers

Joko Purwanto, Kris Vanherle

contact

Joko Purwanto

+32 16 31.77.37
reference: 08.41