Gazprom, too, has long been committed to developing the NGV segment, and its German subsidiary Gazprom Germania expects to operate 35 natural gas filling stations by late 2015.
“Eco-friendly mobility has a long tradition at Volkswagen, and that’s why we’re committed to natural gas in motorsports, too. We look forward to collaborating with Gazprom. It represents two global players joining forces”, says Dr Heinz-Jakob Neußer, Board Member for the development of the Volkswagen brand.
“Natural gas has enormous potential as a means of using motor vehicles in an energy-efficient, cost-efficient, and environmentally friendly manner. The Scirocco R-Cup shows that high performance, eco-friendliness, and high emotions are not mutually exclusive. We look forward to an exciting racing series with Volkswagen”, says Vyacheslav Krupenkov, Senior Managing Director of Gazprom Germania GmbH.
The Scirocco R-Cup is the world’s only single-make race featuring vehicles powered exclusively by natural gas, offering all the excitement of motor racing while being kind to the environment. The Scirocco R-Cup is held over six weekends as part of the Deutschen Tourenwagen-Meisterschaft (DTM).
Source: Gazprom Germania.