The end of LPG seemed to have already come! When Wolfgang Schauble spoke out against further subsidies for LPG, the demise of the liquid gas sector was already predicted. In the end, however, things turned out differently. The protest against the government was too great. The initiative of the industry associations has not failed to have an effect. In addition, AutogasTec, with its Germany-wide petition and almost 20.000 voices exerted noticeable pressure on the decision-makers. As a result, the Bundestag passed an extension of the LPG tax incentive until the end of 2022 at the beginning of June. However, the tax advantage will be slowly phased out from 2019 onwards. Per year, the price of LPG increases by ca. 2.9 cents to 14.7 cents in 2023.
Registration figures: Diesel and natural gas on the decline, LPG on the rise
Uncertainty about LPG has come to an end. This is also reflected in the registration figures. This year, the Kraftfahrtbundesamt (Federal Motor Transport Authority) has recorded an increase of almost 40% for liquid gas-powered vehicles. However, the number of LPG cars sold is still relatively low. Nevertheless, experts anticipate a further increase in demand. This is also related to the uncertainty in the wake of the diesel crisis.