New stricter emissions test welcomed by AEGPL

The European LPG Association (AEGPL) has welcomed new stricter emissions tests that have been introduced by the European Commission.

From the 1st of September 2017, new car models have to pass new and more reliable emissions tests in real driving conditions (“Real Driving Emissions” – RDE) as well as an improved laboratory test (“World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure” – WLTP) before they can be driven on European roads.

The AEGPL said it was confident that the implementation of these new procedures will confirm once again the environmental benefits of Autogas cars.

Autogas vehicles bring a 90% PN emissions reduction and a 98% NOx emissions reduction compared with equivalent petrol and diesel models respectively.

Cécile Nourigat, Autogas Manager at the AEGPL said:  “From these RDE test results, it is clear that Autogas brings significant reductions in NOx and particles emissions compared to equivalent diesel and petrol cars respectively. Choosing Autogas means reducing pollution and protecting people’s health, for real.”

The European Union Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen, added: “The new emissions tests are a milestone in our ongoing work for cleaner and more sustainable cars over the coming years”.