Millbrook report suggests automotive LPG growth to 2050 05 May 2015

Research published by UKLPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas trade association) suggests that automotive LPG is likely to play a significant role in the transport sector through to 2050.

The report supports findings in the Low CVP (Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership) Infrastructure Road Map, which reveals that 40,000 automotive LPG conversions could be needed each year until 2030.

Current demand for the fuel could quadruple, while petrol and diesel requirements could decrease by 50 to 80% between now and 2050, suggests the latest report.

UKLPG commissioned Millbrook Proving Ground to undertake a review, and the result is the 'Millbrook Evidence Report: The Future of LPG and its Use as an Automotive Fuel over the Next 35 Years'.

Accepting that petrol's share of the fuel market for cars should remain strong through to 2050, thanks to a continued dominance of internal combustion powered engines, the report confirms that this could give LPG a strong platform for future take-up.

"We're keen to work together with the automotive industry and policy makers to develop the future of low-carbon road transport in which automotive LPG plays a key role," comments UKLPG chief executive Rob Shuttleworth.

"As an incredibly versatile, plentiful and clean fuel, automotive LPG deserves far greater recognition for its air quality, low-carbon and cost effective benefits," he adds.

Brian Tinham

Related Companies
Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership
Millbrook Proving Ground Ltd

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