The new vehicles left the SEAT production plant in Martorell this morning. Ramón Paredes, the Vice-President of Governmental and Institutional Relations of SEAT and the Volkswagen Group in Spain, handed over six cars running on natural gas and gasoline, representing the first Leon NGV corporate fleet in the country, to Antonio Murugó, President of the HAM Group.
“With these SEAT Leons powered by CNG, I can truthfully say they are yet another element in helping us to deliver on HAM’s commitment, undertaken four years ago, to make exclusive use of vehicles powered by alternative fuels, energy sources that are cleaner and more eco-friendly. It is all the more gratifying to be able to do this with vehicles built by our neighbors SEAT at its Martorell production plant,” said Murugó.
The Leon 1.4 TGI – now joining the Mii Ecofuel, the brand’s most sustainable city car – is the most recent example of SEAT’s commitment to CNG. It has a range of 1,360 kilometers non-stop with both fuel tanks full. In gas-only mode, the range is 420 kilometers; a 50-litre petrol tank adds another 940 kilometers, giving this vehicle the longest range in its segment.
Besides, it can cover a distance of 100 kilometers for just 3.50€ at the current price for CNG. This means that a trip from Barcelona to Madrid costs approximately 20€ – a saving of 30% compared to the same distance on diesel fuel, and 50% compared to gasoline. CNG technology also helps reduce CO2 emissions by 25% in comparison with traditional fuels such as petrol. In the case of the Leon TGI, CO2 emissions are 94 g/km.