Gas Powered Vehicles
Whilst electricity generation is transitioning to renewable sources gas in personal vehicles could provide an easily adoptable, sustainable solution before personal transport is electrified. This has been the solution adopted by several countries in Europe including Sweden and Germany where gas vehicles are abundant.
Gas could also provide the ideal solution for fleet vehicles due to the refuelling arrangements and distances that can be travelled and is the only sustainable option for HGVs as these cannot run on electricity due to the size of battery needed.
Benefits of gas powered vehicles:
The cost of natural gas is significantly lower that oil and hence can provide a large saving to the UK economy.
Gas in vehicles provides noise and pollution benefits compared to oil.
The extensive UK gas grid provides easily available supply to users.
Gas is abundant and is becoming renewable with the introduction of biomethane into the grid.
Gas in vehicles could provide up to a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions in the transportation of goods in the UK (CNG Services).