April 6, 2021. The number of natural gas vehicles has increased for the third consecutive year. As of January 1, 2021, it was 100,807, 2.2% more than the previous year. In general, growth can be observed in all segments. However, trucks stood out especially, rising 147% compared to the previous year.
In terms of federal states, the biggest change was in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. There, the number of natural gas vehicles increased by 7.5% compared to 2019 and now amounts to a total of 3,366 units. Also in Saxony there was a strong variation of 6.3% compared to the previous year. There are currently 3,366 gas powered vehicles in stock.
For commercial vehicles, which includes trucks and buses, natural gas as a fuel ranks third among alternative units, with a total of 17,646. Before that, in first and second place are electric and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) with 34,273 and 19,057 respectively.
Compared to the previous year, liquefied natural gas (LNG) has increased considerably. As of January 1, 2021, there were 498 vehicles in stock. A year earlier there were only 142. This means an increase of 71%.