The LPG industry says their fuel should be considered as a tool in the toolbox, and that the focus on electric is counter-productive. Widespread e-mobility is still a long ways off and cannot be the only solution. Right now there are less electric cars than autogas cars – representing 0.2% of the global market. To focus only on electric would let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
“Electrification is a bit of a comfort blanket, policymakers are clinging to it as the silver bullet,” said James Rockall, head of the World LPG Association. Alternative fuels like LPG should be encouraged by policies at the same time, he said, because all solutions are needed.