CNG as a fuel – more energy fewer emissions
ŠKODA VISION X
As the first ŠKODA, this concept has multiple propulsion systems, giving you three ways to get started: a combination of a CNG and gasoline-powered engine, and a built-in electric motor that reduces CO2 emissions to 89 g / km.
Since July 2017, the number of registrations of CNG vehicles has been rising continuously. In June 2018, more CNG models were registered with 1748 vehicles than ever before in a month.
Mladá Boleslav, 28 February 2018 – ŠKODA AUTO looks into the future of the automotive world at the Geneva Motor Show 2018. The Czech automobile manufacturer is presenting a vehicle with CNG, petrol and electric drive. »read more
Wolfsburg, 21 February 2018 – New partnerships, new vehicle model, increased registration figures: The Volkswagen Group and its industrial partners from the areas of gas supply, grid operation and filling stations are once again continuing their successful brand and information offensive in the year 2018. Since the start of the cross-brand campaign in spring 2017, the campaign alliance has succeeded in significantly enhancing the status of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) for individual mobility in Germany. The current registration figures from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority confirm that CNG engines are currently the type of power unit experiencing the most robust growth. »read more
Wolfsburg, 7 November 2017. The Volkswagen Group and its industry partners from the areas of gas supply, grid and filling station businesses have drawn a positive provisional conclusion from their joint commitment to the expansion of CNG mobility. Just a few months after the start of the current information offensive with the CNG Mobility Days in Hamburg, the campaign alliance succeeded in achieving a significant increase in the status of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) for individual mobility. Since July 2017, the number of newly registered CNG vehicles in Germany on a month-for-month basis increased significantly compared to the previous year. At the launch of the CNG Mobility Days on 7 and 8 November 2017 in Essen, the companies announced further steps for their initiative. The latest models developed by the Volkswagen Group to run on CNG are being presented in Essen in the form of the VW Polo TGI and the SEAT Ibiza 1.0 TGI. Furthermore, the Volkswagen Group rewards the move to a low CO2 CNG vehicle with a special bonus. The industry circle for CNG Mobility recently gained additional momen-tum when biomethane manufacturer VERBIO joined the group. » read more
CNG models in the Volkswagen Group
What is CNG?
CNG creates mobility
Expansion of natural gas mobility
The Volkswagen Group, operators of CNG filling stations and gas network providers have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with which the initiators are committed to expanding CNG mobility. CNG stands for “compressed natural gas” and can be natural gas or renewable energy from eco-electricity. The signatories underpin the goals of the “Round Table for Natural Gas Mobility” launched by the Federal Ministry of Economics in 2016, which was attended by representatives of vehicle manufacturers, the gas industry and service station operators as well as representatives of key retail, fleet and public sector customers.
Diversity in the vehicle range of the Volkswagen Group
Volkswagen has been on the market since 2002 with CNG models. The current offering of the Volkswagen Group brands includes a diverse vehicle portfolio in numerous segments. It ranges from economical urban mobility to premium models and also includes state-of-the-art and efficient natural gas vehicles from the subsidiary TRATON GROUP. The Volkswagen Group underscores its commitment to expanding CNG mobility by developing new, ultra-low-emission and fuel-efficient natural gas engines, as well as continually expanding its brands’ vehicle program, adding further attractive CNG models.
Powerful infrastructure with industry partners
For the Volkswagen Group, the expansion of CNG mobility is an important building block of its realignment of the drive portfolio decided in the context of the “TOGETHER – Strategy 2025” future program. The communal character is also reflected in the Volkswagen Group’s concerted offensive with gas network operators and operators of CNG filling stations. With an attractive range of vehicles and a comprehensive as well as high-performance infrastructure, Volkswagen and its industrial partners are creating ideal conditions to make an immediate and simultaneously sustainable contribution to reducing emissions.