Vehicle Fuels

Transport written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Labour, Chorley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles he estimates are powered by (a) liquefied petroleum gas, (b) compressed natural gas, (c) petrol and (d) diesel, broken down by (i) cars, (ii) buses, (iii) coaches and (iv) trucks in (A) the UK, (B) the North West, (C) Lancashire and (D) Chorley.

Photo of Mr David Jamieson Mr David Jamieson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

The following tables show the numbers of cars, buses/coaches and trucks broken down by fuel type—gas, petrol and diesel—for Great Britain, the North West, Lancashire and Chorley, at the end of 2002. Unfortunately, data is only available for Great Britain and not for the UK. Gas refers to vehicles powered by gas, petrol/gas, gas/bi-fuel and gas/diesel, as available data is not broken down by liquefied petroleum gas or compressed natural gas. Further, the available data is not broken down separately by buses and coaches.

Gas Petrol Diesel
United Kingdom
Cars 28,841 21,839,478 3,912,375
Buses/Coaches 147 1,238 90,933
Trucks 247 2,499 422,457
North West
Cars 2,828 2,421,026 451,778
Buses/Coaches 13 131 10,918
Trucks 22 338 58,934
Cars 597 491,703 100,857
Buses/Coaches 1 28 1,958
Trucks 8 59 11,076
Cars 69 38,897 8,444
Buses/Coaches 1 59
Trucks 8 1,132

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