Gas for Transport

New German subsidies to boost gas for transport

Germany’s transport ministry has introduced a subsidy scheme for CNG and LNG heavy-duty vehicles that is expected to increase the uptake of gas as a vehicle fuel Germany’s transport ministry has introduced a subsidy scheme for CNG and LNG heavy-duty vehicles that is expected to increase the uptake of gas as a vehicle fuel.
By Silvia Favasuli 12 June 2018 0 31256
An HGV being refuelled with LNG at Pontadera, Italy An HGV being refuelled with LNG at Pontadera, Italy. (Blue Corridors)

A new subsidy scheme for gas- and LNG-fuelled heavy-duty vehicles is expected to provide a boost to Germany’s gas-for-transport sector. This is good news for an industry that is set to become more reliant on national incentives after the EU’s Blue Corridors came to an end in April

Andreas Scheuer, Germany’s minister of transport, unveiled details of the new subsidies on 4 June. Under the scheme, the government will offer subsidies to buyers of gas- and LNG-fuelled heavy-duty trucks weighing more than 7.5...