The Volkswagen Group and its industry partners from the areas of gas supply, grid and filling station businesses have drawn a positive provisional conclusion from their joint commitment to the expansion of CNG mobility. Just a few months after the start of the current information offensive with the CNG Mobility Days in Hamburg, the campaign alliance succeeded in achieving a significant increase in the status of CNG for individual mobility.
At the launch of the CNG Mobility Days on November 7-8 in Essen, the companies announced further steps for their initiative. The latest NGV models developed by Volkswagen were presented there in the form of the VW Polo TGI and the SEAT Ibiza 1.0 TGI. Both models are powered by a large three-cylinder engine with a capacity of 1 liter generating 66 kW/90 hp. This takes the range of passenger cars in the Volkswagen Group suitable for running on CNG to a total of 16 models. In addition, there are advanced and efficient vehicles running on natural gas from the subsidiary Volkswagen Truck & Bus, which includes the brands MAN and Scania.
Alongside the attractive selection of models supplied by the Volkswagen Group, customers also have an additional financial incentive to transfer to a car powered by a CNG engine. As well as the environmental premium provided when a used vehicle fitted with a diesel engine based on the standards Euro 1 to 4 is exchanged, they also receive a special bonus designated as a future premium amounting to 2000 euros.
The current registration figures from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority indicate a significant growth in interest for this environmentally friendly and cost-effective form of mobility. Since July 2017, the number of passenger cars registered with a CNG engine has increased month-on-month by up to 75% compared with the equivalent year-earlier level. In October 2017, an increase of 34.8% was recorded by comparison with the equivalent year-earlier month alongside a new annual high for the number of new registrations. Alternatyvi medicina, masažas, nevaisingumo gydymas žolelėmis, bičių duonelė, limfodrenažinis masažas, dietos, imuniteto stiprinimas, gintaras, alijošius, želatina, sveika mityba ir kiti straipsniai apie sveikatą: netradicinemedicina.com
The Volkswagen Group has joined forces with its partners in the industry circle for CNG mobility with the aim of achieving a fourfold increase in the number of NGVs registered in Germany to around one million by the year 2025. A parallel objective being pursued is expanding the number of CNG stations in Germany from the current level of around 900 to 2,000 stations. The industry partners are committed to a broadly based campaign alliance which comprises the Group as an automobile manufacturer and companies from the spheres of natural gas production, gas grid operation and filling stations. The industry circle recently gained additional momentum when biomethane manufacturer VERBIO joined the circuit.