Natural gas, a sustainable mobility alternative for the heavy-duty transport sector

collage of photos from the LNG Blue Corridor Rally in its passage through the Valdemoro gas station in Madrid

NGV: an alternative fuel vehicle in the process of expansion

The sector is not a new one, but it has many possibilities of expansion ahead of it. The total number of natural gas vehicles currently stands at more than 6,100 units, a figure that increased by 1,100 vehicles in 2016, according to the National Traffic Authority. Most of these are heavy duty vehicles especially suited for intensive use, which has already enabled over 142,000 tonnes of diesel to be saved in one year.

Natural gas vehicles or NGV are a sustainable alternative, which are becoming increasingly popular among transport companies with buses and trucks, delivery services, urban transport and leasing companies, among others.

In fact, as the head of Endesa Energía, Miguel Barroso, explained while filling up at the Valdemoro gas station, “gas is the solution for the heavy-duty transport industry, given its sustainability and price. When it is said to be a transitory solution… this may be the case, but it is the solution for the next fifteen years”.

Accordingly, our commitment to this fuel is clear: in the medium term, we plan to inaugurate twelve new gas stations like the Valdemoro station; six in Spain, four in France and two in Portugal. NGV are a real, sustainable and economic alternative to traditional diesel vehicles.