Low emissions and toll exemption make switching to LNG increasingly attractive for transport companies
Partnership between LIQVIS and DKV increases number of LNG stations available for DKV card users to over 60 in Europe
Noordwijkerhout, November 13th, 2019. DKV Euro Service customers can now also fill up with liquefied natural gas (LNG) cash free at LIQVIS LNG filling stations. The company has already opened its first LNG station near Berlin, and more stations are to follow at the beginning of 2020 in various regions, including Bönen, Hamburg and Hanover. DKV is currently partnered with over 60 LNG stations across Europe.
“LNG is becoming increasingly important. In addition to the rising demand in Germany, we also receive requests from foreign transporters who use Germany as a transit country and who are interested in LNG because of the toll exemption for LNG trucks,” says Sven Mehringer, Managing Director Fuel & Energy at DKV. “We are therefore delighted to have found a strong partner in LIQVIS to further expand our supply network.”
Silvano Calcagno, Managing Director of LIQVIS GmbH: “LIQVIS plans to gradually expand its network of LNG stations to meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly LNG fuel. Now that DKV cards are accepted at LIQVIS LNG stations, we are hoping that this will convince other transport companies to switch to LNG as well. LIQVIS also offers support for those switching to LNG, such as providing trainings on how to use our filling stations.”
A key advantage of LNG is low emissions, primarily particulates, nitrogen oxides, CO2 and even noise. The particulate and NOx values remain well below the Euro VI standard. The “quiet” LNG engine technology lowers noise levels for deliveries outside normal traffic times. In addition, by switching to LNG, operators can refuel their vehicles with a large amount of natural gas, meaning that their fleets can travel long distances.
For an overview of all the stations in the DKV network: