The fleet of natural gas vehicles in Spain reached a total of 32,667 units in 2021. Last year, the increase in registrations of LNG and CNG trucks was 34% and 60% respectively, compared to 2020, registering 855 trucks of which 521 are LNG and 334 are CNG trucks, informed the Iberian association Gasnam.
Heavy industrial vehicles gain market share this year compared to 2020, increasing from 3.0% to 4.1%.
The natural gas refueling network also grew. It increased its capillarity throughout the Spanish geography, with the opening of 13 LNG stations and 15 CNG stations in Spain and a bio-CNG refueling point in Portugal, totaling 191 facilities in Spain and 24 in Portugal.
On the other hand, nine passenger cars and two buses powered by hydrogen were registered, which marks a significant milestone for 2021, the year in which the development of hydrogen-fueled heavy mobility began.
The vehicle market in Portugal grew by 1.9% compared to 2020, while the CNG vehicle market grew by 26.6%. This is due to the growth in registrations of buses (+154) and trucks (+58), despite the difficulties in supplying these vehicles, particularly with LNG.