The natural gas vehicle market continues to grow and closed the year 2019 with 22,814 units, 60% more than in 2018.
The continued growth of the fleet of light and heavy commercial vehicles 91% and 59% respectively is a sign that this fuel is consolidated as the economic and ecological option for the professional transport of goods and passengers. The wide range of models available, the price of fuel, the autonomies of vehicles and refuelling times similar to those of conventional fuels, are factors that have driven the growth of registrations in 2019.
Similarly, this option gains weight in tourism, reaching a figure close to 12,000 vehicles (88% higher than in 2018) of which 5,574 have registered in 2019.
The Autonomous Communities in which more registrations have been registered have been the Community of Madrid, Catalonia, Castilla-La Mancha, the Valencian Community and Andalusia.
The natural gas refuelling network has continued to grow in 2019, increasing capillarity throughout the territory. 19 new natural gas service stations have been opened, adding up to a total of 79 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations and 49 liquefied natural gas (LNG) stations currently in operation. The forecast for 2020 is that the number of CNG gas stations is greater than 130 and that of LNG more than 75.