The Ecochic range is a prompt response to a constant demand which is also growing rapidly: in the first ten months of 2012, registrations of methane-powered cars in Italy increased by 43% compared to the previous year. The methane supply network is expanding constantly and now comprises more than 900 refueling points in Italy.
The new methane Lancia Ypsilon Ecochic ensures reduced CO2 (86 g/km) emission levels and low fuel consumption (3.1 kg/100 km in the combined type-approval cycle) when running on methane. It should be noted that this vehicle’s emissions are one of the lowest on the entire market. That’s without mentioning that running on methane ensures costs per kilometre which are much lower than petrol versions, so much so that it is possible to cover double the mileage for the same fuel cost. What’s more, thanks to the dual tank, the total range (methane+petrol) exceeds 1,300 km over the extra-urban cycle.
But the advantages of methane don’t stop at fuel consumption. In some regions of Italy, cars with this fuel type are exempt from the payment of road tax for five years and – if the system is installed in the factory, as is the case for the models in Lancia’s Ecochic range – throughout the car’s lifetime.
Source: Lancia / FIAT S.p.A.