› New ŠKODA models feature particularly eco-friendly and efficient CNG drive
› Both models feature three steel CNG tanks and a nine-litre petrol tank; market launch before the end of this year
Mladá Boleslav / Frankfurt, 9 September 2019 – ŠKODA will be offering its SCALA compact car and KAMIQ city SUV as particularly eco-friendly and efficient natural gas (CNG) variants by the end of this year. The ŠKODA SCALA G-TEC and KAMIQ G-TEC are joining the OCTAVIA COMBI G-TEC already available and are designed for use with CNG. At the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, ŠKODA will be presenting close-to-production studies of the two new G-TEC models.
Christian Strube, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development, said, “As part of our efforts to reduce CO2 emissions, CNG will play a key role in ŠKODA’s mix of drive systems over the coming years. Due to the low emissions and comparatively low cost of CNG in many countries, our G-TEC models are becoming increasingly popular.”
In comparison to petrol and diesel, natural gas has a higher energy content, is cheaper and burns more cleanly. What’s more, engines running on CNG are quieter. Compared to petrol, CNG produces around 20 per cent less CO2, significantly less nitrogen oxide (NOx) and no soot particles. The ecological footprint is considerably improved yet again if biogas from waste water or agricultural production, or synthetically produced natural gas is used instead of CNG. And using renewable energy to extract the gas makes it particularly sustainable. Furthermore, vehicles that run on CNG can be refuelled just as easily and conveniently as petrol or diesel models.