Who we are
The Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) is a European association that promotes the use of natural and renewable gas as a fuel in vehicles and ships. Founded in 2008, its 135 members from 31 countries include companies and national associations from across the entire gas and vehicle manufacturing chain.
NGVA Europe is a platform for the industry involved in producing and distributing vehicles and natural gas, including component manufacturers, gas suppliers and gas distributors. It defends their interests to European decision-makers to create accurate standards, fair regulations and equal market conditions.
NGVA Europe creates networks among interested stakeholders to reach consensus on positions and actions to expand the market for the natural gas transport system. It also collects, records and communicates reliable facts and significant developments in the market.
NGVA Europe’s members meet once a year during the General Assembly and appoint a Board of Directors as the governing body of the association. An Executive Board is formed on the basis of the Board of Directors.
The General Assembly is the highest authority of the association. NGVA Secretariat and Working Group members report on their activities to the General Assembly during the annual gathering.
NGVA Europe consists of three main Working Committees covering Communications&Events, Technical Activities and the National Corner; Members have the possibility to join and work in any of the established Working Group within the Committees, and can advise on the committee’s’ composition.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors currently consists of 32 members. They elect an Executive Committee consisting of the President, the Senior Vice-President, the Secretary and three Vice-Presidents, as well as the Financial and the Election Committees.
The Board of Directors meets at least three times per year to define the priorities, strategy and annual budget of NGVA Europe, which is then submitted to the General Assembly for approval.
President of NGVA
Dr. Gerhard Holtmeier
Responsible for Corporate development
Senior Vice-president of NGVA
Phillippe Van Deven
Secretary of NGVA
José Luis Pérez Souto
Product Development & Engineering Innovation Truck & Bus. Alternative fuels
EU Policy Manager
Technical and Regulatory Affairs Manager
EU Affairs Manager
European Affairs, Intern
NGVA Europe enables a united and strong voice in Europe for the natural gas vehicles industry. Our members include companies and national associations from across entire vehicle manufacturing chain: gas companies, car manufacturers, components producers, national associations, gas suppliers and distributors, as well as fuelling stations.