The eleventh edition of the LNG Blue Corridor Rally kicked off on 18 September in Lisbon, Portugal. Over forty natural gas vehicles (NGV) will travel 5,700 kilometres across nine countries until they reach St Petersburg to coincide with the International Gas Forum.
The first stage ended at Endesa’s gas station in Valdemoro, Madrid, where we welcomed the participants and we were able to confirm our commitment to this sustainable mobility solution; a real alternative to petroleum-based fuels in heavy duty vehicles, both nationally and internationally.
Fewer emissions and real savings
Heavy-duty vehicles account for significant amounts of air pollution, with annual emissions of around 22 Mt CO2. Using natural gas vehicles as an alternative helps to combat climate change, it contributes to decarbonisation and, in short, allows us to have cleaner air.
NGV are alternative fuel vehicles classed as producing “almost zero emissions”, since their NO2 emissions are practically non-existent and they comply with European Euro 6 emission standards.
Furthermore, PM emissions are reduced by 96% on the limits permitted by European legislation, with it being a real alternative that should be promoted and which can coexist with other sustainable mobility initiatives, such as electric vehicles, which are making so much progress.
Benefits include direct fuel savings, cutting costs by around 50%, as well as vehicle maintenance costs, with the life of many of its elements being considerably extended (spark plugs, the exhaust system, the carburettor and lubricants).