With immediate effect, LNG trucks using a Hoyer tank and service card can now make cashless payments when filling up at LIQVIS LNG filling stations. The Hoyer Group supplies a full range of energy products as well as being one of the leading independent family-owned companies in the German filling station and lubrication sector. Thanks to this agreement with LIQVIS, Hoyer customers can now make cashless payments at seven LNG filling stations, with the expectation that this number will significantly increase in the future.
Silvano Calcagno, Managing Director of LIQVIS GmbH, says: "We are very happy that we could make filling up with LNG at our stations even easier by collaborating with our new partners Hoyer. The infrastructure and services surrounding LNG fuel are improving all the time, making LNG a real eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to diesel for heavy goods vehicles."
Thanks to their low particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions, LNG trucks meet the high environmental requirements of the Euro VI emission standard with ease. The fuel costs for heavy goods vehicles weighing over 18 t with an annual mileage of at least 100 000 km are significantly reduced in comparison to diesel-powered vehicles. Another benefit is that LNG trucks are not subject to tolls on freeways in Germany.
LIQVIS, a subsidiary of Uniper, has already been operating LNG filling stations located at strategic junctions on key truck routes in Germany (for example Kassel-Lohfelden and Berlin-Grünheide) since 2017. Over the next few years, the LNG filling station infrastructure in Germany is expected to be expanded to meet increasing demand for this alternative fuel. As part of this expansion, further LIQVIS filling stations are expected to be commissioned in the Hamburg, Hannover and Bönen regions, as well as other locations across Germany.
LIQVIS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Uniper SE that is building and operating a needs-based LNG infrastructure for heavy goods vehicles. Founded in 2015, Liqvis has been operating LNG filling stations in Germany since 2017. Steady expansion of this filling station infrastructure is planned for the next few years.
Uniper is a leading international energy company with approximately 11 500 employees in more than 40 countries. With around 34 GW of installed generation capacity, Uniper is one of the world's largest electricity producers. Uniper's core activities include power generation in Europe and Russia as well as global energy trading and a broad gas portfolio, which makes Uniper one of the leading gas companies in Europe. Last year, Uniper sold a gas volume of around 220 billion m3. The company is based in Düsseldorf and is currently the third largest listed German energy supply company. As part of its new strategy, Uniper aims to become CO2-neutral in Europe by 2035.
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