Do LNG trucks pollute less? T&E answers: but when ever! It is the opposite
The association calls for these vehicles not to be subsidised and for gas filling stations to be removed from EU targets
October 7, 2021
To be criticized by the results of a commissioned study T&E, in fact, are not the business strategies of companies of road transport, but rather the companies that produce commercial vehicles and that - this is the accusation of the association - build vehicles that "pollute the air much more than the producers claim."
In particular, T&E denounced, "trucks powered by liquefied natural gas are no better for the climate compared to conventional diesel trucks." This - has specified the organization - is the result of new texts independent road commissioned by T&E and whose conclusions, which also show that natural gas vehicles liquefied would emit many more ultrafine particles carcinogenic - have induced the association recommended to legislators to support only zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles like electric vehicles. In addition, Transport & Environment has urged to end government subsidies for trucks to LNG in all European Union countries and to eliminate stations gas refuelling from EU infrastructure targets fuel distribution.
"Gas trucks -- commented Fedor Unterlohner of T&E - represent a dead end for cutting emissions, and they will even exacerbate today's climate crisis. Only vehicles in zero emissions are able to decarbonize road transport."
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