Goal: One Million natural gas vehicles to 2025

Hamburg, 19. June 2017

The number of natural gas cars times up to the year 2025, ten times the number of the tank have doubled: that is The goal of a coalition for action from the VW group, gas companies and filling station operators. According to this Vision, in eight years, a Million natural gas vehicles and 2,000 CNG filling stations in Germany. These goals underscore the Alliance is now in its "CNG Mobility Days". In the case of the two-day informational event in Hamburg's HafenCity, the VW group also presented its natural gas vehicles that we show you in our photo gallery.

Less CO2-emissions than in the case of TSI and TDI

The natural gas Initiative to help the VW group in the realignment of the drive portfolio. The group intends to sell in the year 2025, about 25 percent of its cars with electric drive. The CO2-emissions could be due to more CNG vehicles will continue to reduce, so VW. Thus, a natural-gas-Golf (98 grams of CO2 per kilometre), for example, only about ten percent less CO2 than a comparable gasoline engine (109 grams), but also as a corresponding Diesel (106 grams).

Natural gas will gradually be evergreen

In addition, the fuel can not only be obtained from fossil sources, but also CO2-neutral produced. This methane is used for the fermentation of biomass (Biogas) Power-to-Gas-process (with green electricity generated synthetic natural gas). Could CNG could even be one day to a fully climate-neutral energy carrier, believes the Alliance. (sl)