According to an article published by The Detroit News, VW Group has urged EPA to encourage CNG refueling expansion. “We’re looking for the signal that it’s supported from a regulatory point of view and there’s some degree of infrastructure available. It’s a relative low-cost step toward a significant emissions benefit,” added the president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America.
As a result, the German company may join in the future Honda Motor, which is the only OEM that sells CNG-powered passenger cars in the United States. Last year, American Honda announced deal with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and participating dealers to provide a special savings to customers purchasing Civic Natural Gas.
In Europe, the Volkswagen Group has been systematically rolling out natural gas technology with the Golf TGI BlueMotion, Audi A3 g-tron, eco up!, SEAT Mii Ecofuel, SEAT Leon TGI, and Škoda Citigo CNG.