Hans Peter Schützinger, CEO of Porsche Holding Salzburg and Rainer Seele, OMV Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, gave a joint press conference at the OMV headquarter in which they focused on the role natural gas can play in future energy, as well as the significance of CNG for mobility.
Together, OMV and Porsche Holding are offering a special deal for those considering a CNG vehicle: if you buy a CNG model under one of the Volkswagen brands VW, Audi, SEAT or Skoda, you can fill up with CNG for free at OMV filling stations for the entire first year.
Opting for gas in passenger transport brings with it significant savings. Up to 23% less CO2, 75% less NOx and a 98% fall in particulate emissions – these are all powerful environmental arguments in favor of CNG vehicles. A comprehensive network of 160 CNG filling stations (of which 54 OMV) in Austria, fast fueling times, running-cost reductions of up to 50% and a wide range of models are all adding to the appeal of CNG vehicles. In addition, OMV is investing up to EUR 10 million in the CNG network, with plans to upgrade the existing dispensers and expand the network on the basis of customer needs.
Rainer Seele said: “Gas holds huge potential; it is an all-rounder, which makes it a trailblazer for an environmentally sound energy future that is safe and secure. I’m delighted to be able to promote the issue of CNG together with Porsche-Holding. In the mobility sector, the use of gas is a clear choice for cutting CO2, NOx and particulate emissions, as well as providing numerous other benefits for our customers.”
The Volkswagen Group offers a range of different CNG models under the brands Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Audi, SEAT and SKODA. From compact to spacious, affordable to extravagant, there’s something for everyone. CNG models at a glance: VW up! CNG, VW Polo TGI, VW Golf TGI Blue Motion, VW Golf Variant TGI Blue Motion, VW Caddy TGI Blue Motion, VW Caddy Maxi TGI Blue Motion, Audi A3 Sportback g-tron, Audi A5 Sportback g-tron, SEAT Ibiza TGI, SEAT Arona TGI, SEAT Leon 1.5 TGI, SEAT Leon ST 1.5 TGI and SKODA OCTAVIA Combi G-TEC.
Hans Peter Schützinger added: “The immediate availability has made CNG into a crucial building block of the Volkswagen Group’s overall strategy for the environmental mobility of the future. CNG also wins out in terms of economic feasibility and we offer a broad range of options. We appreciate having OMV as a strong partner who will secure reliable CNG supply long-term.”