Mobility is experiencing a period of revolution, and especially urban mobility. Alternative energies such as electric or hybrid traction are in the public eye, but vehicles that run on gas are currently a sustainable, ecological and also a very profitable alternative. The low cost of acquisition, added to the cost-effectiveness of gas, make gas vehicles a viable, safe option that helps us in the transition towards a more ecological and sustainable transport model.
Currently there are several types of gas technologies that serve as ecological fuel. Natural gas as a whole is an ecological, economical fuel whose implementation is set and available. Proof of this are the more than 100 gas stations in Spain today.
NATURAL GAS: CNG and LNG – SUSTAINABILITY
There are two types of vehicle natural gas according to its thermal phase: compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). CNG is natural gas stored at high pressure. LNG is natural gas in liquid state, cryogenized at -161ºC.
All Indcar minibuses that run with gas traction do so with compressed natural gas, which is more available and is used mostly for public transport.
Natural gas is a fuel that reduces almost to zero the emission of reference pollutants for air quality that affect health: it reduces emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 85% and eliminates 96% of the PM solid particle emissions.
Furthermore, natural gas for vehicles contributes to reducing the greenhouse effect by completely eliminating sulphur (SO2) emissions and reducing carbon monoxide (CO) and CO emissions by up to 25%.
Natural gas engines produce up to 50% less noise emission and vibrations compared to diesel vehicles, thus helping to reduce noise pollution in cities.
The cost per kilometre of vehicles with natural gas is 30% lower than diesel and 50% lower than gasoline. It has an ECO label from the DGT. In a recent homologation in Idiada our Mobi City CNG L8 model has a Sort1 of 23.3 kg/ 100 km. The same vehicle in its diesel version has a consumption of 26.3 liters / 100 km. This means a 25% fuel savings per km travelled, as well as the fact that it is cheaper to maintain and exempt from some taxes.
In Europe we have an important gas infrastructure and a great diversification of natural gas supply sources. Natural gas reserves exceed oil reserves. Consult the gas stations in Europe.
THE WIDEST RANGE OF GAS MINIBUSES IN EUROPE
Indcar has developed the widest range of CNG minibuses in Europe. Built on the Iveco Daily CNG chassis, the range consists of three models with a multitude of options. You can check the Mobi CNG models; Mobi City CNG (ideal for urban transport) and Wing CNG.
All models are available with standard Iveco tanks and with the exclusive XL tank solution that allow twice the gas capacity and, therefore, double their autonomy.
Source: Gasnam and Revista Viajeros.