Not only are emissions from diesel engines, according to the World
Health Organisation, carcinogenic; we now have significant doubt on
their real on-road performance following the recent diesel scandal in
the USA and Europe. Air pollution is the world’s largest single
environmental health risk causing 3.7 million premature deaths each
year. Transport plays a major role in this pollution. While the world is
looking into how to solve the problem of emissions from transport, there
is already a solution available which could reduce air pollution while
saving many lives. So what’s the solution?
Autogas (LPG as an automotive fuel) is the clean,
safe and convenient alternative fuel. Autogas is in fact the world’s
best kept secret. Take for instance Tokyo, where 90% of taxis run on
Autogas or Turkey where 46% or private cars are LPG-fuelled, drastically
improving air quality and reducing CO2 emissions.
While Autogas has been very successfully developed in some parts of the
world, such as Japan, South Korea and Turkey to name just a few, the
enormous worldwide potential of this fuel still remains untapped. Why
can’t we use it more in cities like London, Paris, New York where this
kind of solution is desperately needed?
Why is it sometimes overlooked when it can deliver immediate and
impressive emission reductions? The answer is invariably lack of a
suitable policy environment and failure of government and local
authorities to encourage its use.
Autogas burns cleanly producing up to: 96% less nitrogen oxides (NOx)
than diesel, 68% less NOx than petrol, 22% lower CO2 than petrol and 120
times less small particle emissions than diesel vehicles. With growing
renewable (bio) sources of LPG, Autogas is not just today’s fuel but is
a fuel for the future that delivers results every time. The Autogas
industry is ready to work with all stakeholders to provide genuine
emissions reductions now.
For more information visit www.auto-gas.net
, view information video http://auto-gas.net/libraries/video
and for an overview of automotive emissions visit http://bit.ly/1hNe24E
The World LPG Association promotes the use of LPG worldwide to foster a
cleaner, healthier and more prosperous world and aims to add value to
the industry sector through driving premium demand for LPG, while also
promoting compliance with good business and safety practices.
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(October 19, 2015 - 11:53 AM EDT)
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