A liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicle travels the same distance 20% cheaper than a diesel powered tractor.
France and the Benelux countries have implemented a series of test runs since there is the best developed network of specialized gas stations.
The first trial runs of LNG trucks began last year. Even then it was obvious that the cost of fuel per 100 kilometers was 20% cheaper with gas equipment. Distance measurements demonstrated that the fully fueled truck was able to cover 1.500 kilometers without refueling.
More and more countries are ready and willing to develop markets for other fuels. For example, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation plans to increase the number of gas-fueled tractors by 7 times, that is, up to 700,000 units by 2030.