In addition to the expansion of electromobility, the Volkswagen Group is currently also offering models with natural gas drives. In the future, these drives will be withdrawn from the market in favor of the electric drive. The small fuel tank serves as a reserve. The long-term advantage lies in a better CO2 balance due to the possible use of biomethane or e-gas. Biomethane is obtained from plant residues, e-gas from excess green electricity (power-to-gas) that is added to the fuels. We take a look at everyday life in the eco up !.
Natural gas car
In addition to expanding electromobility, the Volkswagen Group is building on new models powered by natural gas. In the past, Volkswagen offered bivalent solutions with natural gas and petrol due to the scarce CNG filling stations. The new generations of the Polo and Golf are delivered with three natural gas tanks. The range of the new Golf TGI has increased by a good 80 km compared to the previous model. The small petrol tank, on the other hand, only serves as a reserve. The long-term advantage lies in a better CO2 balance due to the possible ... Continue readingGolf TGI - the natural gas variant
The use of natural gas as a fuel is not as innovative as some might think. Natural gas has been used as a fuel for 150 years, as the Frenchman Jean-Joseph Étienne Lenoir developed the first gas engine and installed it in a vehicle as early as 1860. A lot has happened since then - the vehicles have admittedly become more modern, but the basic technology of this type of drive has remained the same. Since the mid-XNUMXs, the ... Continue readingNatural Gas Cars - Market Overview