Repsol & Renault to Continue Promoting AutoGas
Repsol and Renault Group have renewed their collaboration agreement with the aim of continuing to promote AutoGas in the automotive sector, as part of their strategy to encourage the use of alternative energies. The two companies share a vision of sustainable mobility and both have set zero-emission targets. They are actively working on all mobility alternatives available on the market. Thanks to this alliance, both companies are committed to promote the benefits of AutoGas as an alternative and eco-friendly fuel, through its use in vehicles of the Dacia ECO-G range (Duster and Sandero) and the Renault LPG range (Clio and Captur). The multi-energy company will also carry out actions for both private and professional customers to promote the purchase of these types of vehicles from the Renault Group.
Both Dacia and Renault models hold the top positions in the LPG market in Spain. In 2020, the Dacia Sandero was the leader, with 3,551 units sold and a 31.1% market share, followed by Renault Clio in second position and Dacia Duster, in third.
AutoGas reduces nitrogen emissions (NOx) by 68% and particle emissions by up to 100%, according to data from the European Liquefied Gas Association. It also contributes to reducing the greenhouse effect by lowering CO2 emissions by 14%, and it reduces noise levels by 50%. For all these reasons, AutoGas vehicles have the ECO label that is granted by the Spanish General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), a reference for traffic regulations in cities that allows them to circulate without restrictions.
AutoGas is the most widely used alternative fuel in the world, with a performance similar to that of traditional fuels, but with very low emissions. Worldwide, there are already 26 million vehicles of this type in circulation. In Europe there are 15 million and in Spain, more than 120,000.