Six other reasons why Europe benefits from continued production of fossil free ready methane cars while introducing e-mobility

1. industrial leadership

All major European car manufacturers have the technology to produce methane powered cars. Mecercedes, Volkswagen, Fiat, SEAT, Audi, BMW, Volvo Cars and Skoda all have vast experience in adapting petrol cars to running on methane. And, with over 28,5 million vehicles on the roads (ngvglobal.org) in 85 countries of the world, keeping this production going will mean continued return on investments in R & D already made.

2. affordability

A main reason one million vehicles in Italy are fueled with methane is that they are affordable to most people. The 50 000 Swedish and 15 000 Finnish bio-methane cars have been bought at about the same price as petrol models. In a post-Covid Europe we think affordability will be key when motivating Europeans to make more sustainable lifestyle choices, like fossil free cars.

3. reliable technology

Technically, all cars runing on methane are petrol cars with an extra tank for methane.

This means that there is no difference in performance, how you drive it, how reliable the technology is or in finding organisations offering service and maintenance compared to petrol cars. The ability to fully charge the car in four minutes suits Swedish capital Stockholm´s 2 400 biomethane taxi drivers perfectly.

4. Asset management: time

Parallell to developing e-mobility via expanding networks of chargers, transmission capacity and greening of electricity production, methane cars/vehicles (also referred to as g-mobility) offers a fully operational system for distribution and fueling up and running. Today.
3 962 stations (NGVA.eu) Supplied by a grid that, just like the electric grid does not require road transport, does not have to stop at borders and can be gradually shifted to non-fossil.Two smart systems decreasing the vulnerability of each other when providing reliable transports in cities/regions.

5. Asset management: MONEY

Finding new use for Europes distribution infrastructure built for fossil energy and reusing it to distibute a sustainable, non fossil energy, is sound use of time and raw materials. In addition to this it also saves a lot of money. Simply clever managment of assets. Very much like the electric grid distributes a steadily growing share of renewable energy, the European gas grid offers the same, seamless transition possibility. Biomethane cars mean clever "upgrading" of assets and (level three knowlegde): drawing investments to multi sectorial emission reduction.

6. EUROPEAN JOBS

The more Europeans that cut road transport emissions by bying bio-methane cars made in Europe, the better for the European Automotive Industry = European economy and jobs. And with a growing, decentralised demand for biomethane for these cars, the greater the number of farmers and smaller municipailies that can improve their balance sheets securing jobs by investing in climate clever recycling in handling of liquid and solid waste. A Green Investment Loop. And: the more green hydrogen will be available in Europe. Win-win-win-win-win...