“The recent figures are pleasing, but the market for natural gas vehicles has a lot of room for improvement,” said DENA’s Chief Executive Stephan Kohler. “To reach the potential indicated by the German Federal Government of 1.4 million NGVs by 2020, growth must increase further. Policy-makers should provide additional incentives – with long-term benefits in fuel tax and price transparency at filling stations.”
The “Initiative for Natural-Gas-Based Mobility” brings together vehicle manufacturers (Daimler, Fiat, Iveco Magirus, Opel, Volkswagen Group, VDIK – Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers), filling stations (BP/Aral, Shell, Uniti – German Federal Association of Medium-Sized Oil Companies), the natural gas and biogas industry (erdgas mobil, Verbio, Wingas), gas engineering (figawa – German Federal Gas and Water Industry Association) and ADAC. The initiative is coordinated by dena.