After signing a strategic agreement in 2013, the automobile manufacturer and Gas Natural Fenosa begin this week a joint action to provide the inhabitants of the Spanish autonomous community with the possibility of test driving CNG-powered cars. In total, six SEAT dealers will set up special areas to trial them, on October 7-9.
During these days, customers, driving schools and companies based in Álava, Vizcaya and Guipúzcoa will have the chance to test compressed natural gas powered versions of SEAT cars. Both models León TGI y Mii Ecofuel are now available in the Spanish market and backed by their international success in countries like Italy and Germany in the use of this cheaper and cleaner fuel.
In addition, until November 15, the Energy Agency of the Basque Government (EVE) is encouraging the use of alternative fuels with grants of between €2,000 and €2,500 awarded -for example- to the León TGI. Thanks to these incentives, the local users can expect to get the natural gas powered León at the same price of the conventional version of the model.
In order to emphasize the economy that offers this type of AFVs, SEAT reports that the León TGI car can run from Bilbao to Barcelona at less than €20 of natural gas (average consumption of 3.5 kg/100 km), while the Mii Ecofuel car can cover the route between Bilbao and Pamplona, round trip, at less than €10 of natural gas (average consumption of 2.9 kg/100 km).
Source: SEAT and Gas Natural Fenosa.