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There are still too few ecological circulating cars: considering all of the alternative propulsions available, we reach 10.7% of the fleet in circulation, compared to 9.8% in 2019.

Socogas Group of Fidenza opened in the past few weeks a new service station that supplies liquid methane (LNG) and gaseous methane (L-CNG).

It is a well known and appreciated company on a national level, with over 200 employees in many locations and with a lot of companies affiliated to it. The plant is located less than 1 km from the Fidenza Salsomaggiore Terme A1 freeway exit. Exactly it is at the 1,840 OK of the Stare road 12 nearby the Fidenza Outlet Village and Fidenza Shopping Center.

The plant is Continuously supplied of liquefied natural gas, and independent from the methane pipeline network, so it is able to offer both liquid methane (LNG) for heavy vehicles,
and gaseous methane (L-CNG), obtained from the regasification of liquid methane, for cars and vans.

The offer is completed by petrol, diesel, LPG and an area dedicated for recharging electric and hybrid plug-in vehicles.

According to the data released by Acea, in the entire European Union including the EFTA countries and the United Kingdom, a total of 3,080,751 cars were registered in the first quarter of 2021. It is a + 0.9% compared to the same period in 2020. This year, after a heavy decrease in January (-25.7%) and February (-20.3%). Instead, March 2021 registered a positive trend in the European auto market, an increase of + 62.7% – equal to 1,387,924 units sold – compared to March 2020, which recorded exceptionally low volumes (-51.8%) due to the Covid-19 initial restrictions. In comparison with March 2019, however, the third month of 2021 is down by 22%, meaning that the strong losses of March 2020 were only partially offset. Volumes of alternative fuels cars sold are growing, with electric, hybrid and plug-in cars dominating the scene, while LPG and methane cars remain primarily an Italian choice for drivers.

In 2020, the Italian car market affected by the Covid-19 crisis totaled just over 1.38 million in sales, a -28% compared to the previous year: 535,000 cars are missing.

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