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New air quality minister urged to support increased LPG take-up

The call follows Supreme Court orders to the government to draw up an air pollution cleanup plan after the UK’s failure to meet EU limits on nitrogen dioxide.

The report, commissioned by UKLPG from Millbrook Proving Ground, Millbrook Evidence Report: The Future of LPG and its Use as an Automotive Fuel over the Next 35 Years (February 2015), calls for greater recognition of the air quality benefits of automotive LPG.

The research finds that vehicles powered by automotive LPG are much less harmful to the environment, emitting significantly fewer harmful pollutants such as CO2, NOx and particulate matter than petrol or diesel models.

UKLPG is urging the new air quality minister to adopt a series of measures to improve air quality in the UK and meet its EU targets.

“As an incredibly versatile, plentiful and clean fuel, automotive LPG deserves far greater recognition for its air quality, low-carbon and cost effective benefits which we urge the new minister to recognise,” said Rob Shuttleworth, chief executive of UKLPG. “The research, backed by supporting evidence, clearly identifies the potential for a strong future for automotive LPG to 2050. We’re keen to work together with the automotive industry and policy makers to develop the future of low-carbon road transport in which automotive LPG plays a key role.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.