“NGVs are an interesting alternative, especially if they run increasingly on the very eco-friendly biogas. I am therefore pleased that the new Fiat Panda will also be available with a natural gas engine in 2012. Likewise, Seat and Skoda are also planning to add CNG vehicles to their line-up. And our members Scania, Renault Trucks and Volvo Trucks already offer commercial vehicles and buses with natural gas engines on special order by customers,” said VDIK President Volker Lange. “The natural gas mobility initiative wants to ensure that the supply infrastructure gets established.”
Headed by erdgas mobil, Germany’s NGV industry members –such as E.ON Ruhrgas AG, Thüga Aktiengesellschaft and EWE Energie AG- are partnering to carry on this project. The new foundation “is a crucial area to achieve the desired climate targets,” said Gerhard Meier Holt, chairman of the board of natural gas transport at Thüga.
Source: VDIK / erdgas mobil