An innovative CNG hybrid vehicle
Gazprom supports the Yo-Mobile project
The presentation of the first Russian hybrid vehicles, Yo-Concept and sporty Yo-Crossover, took place last week at the Russian energy company headquarters premises. Participating in the presentation were Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company's Management Committee and Andrey Biryukov, President of the Yarovit Holding and CEO of the Yo-Auto project.
The Yo-Mobile features were revealed as well as the innovative engineering solutions used in the car design. The main Yo-Mobile feature is the hybrid drivetrain – a generator and an internal-combustion engine that can burn both gasoline and natural gas.
“I really liked the car, it's very unusual and breaks the mould. The most important is that the technology has been developed in Russia and Gazprom is ready to support the Yo-Mobile project. For us it is interesting as an NGV fuel market driver. Environmental benefits are of no less importance. Promoting the NGV fuel use, Gazprom will be the general sponsor of the Yo sports team. Being the future general sponsor and supporting this team, we are expecting the new records which yet again show the advantage of natural gas use as a motor fuel,” said Alexey Miller to the media.
The Russian fleet of natural gas vehicles amounts to some 86,000 (over 13 million units worldwide). At present, there are 249 CNG filling stations (207 of them are owned by Gazprom) in 58 regions of the Russian Federation. Besides, a new CNG filling station is being currently built in the Kaliningrad Oblast.