“As the largest car maker in Europe, we have a special responsibility to reduce global CO2 emissions. With the use of natural gas, biogas and E-gas as fuel, emissions will be reduced immediately and sustainably. Combined with the parallel use of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, there is substantial emission saving potential. The goal is carbon neutral mobility. We have the necessary technology in our product portfolio,” explained Hackenberg.
According to Volkswagen, although NGVs are usually more expensive to acquire than their Otto engine counterparts to begin with, nevertheless the purchase pays off in the long run not only due to fuel costs savings but also to incentives and concessions such as lower motor vehicle tax, buyer’s premium, and low gas tax.