Greek drivers turn to gas powered vehicles

Increased demand for natural gas came  as a result of the reduction in prices  and Greek consumers becoming more  familiarized with this alternative fuel,  which has been used for many decades  abroad.

Five reasons to use natural gas  in transportation  • Short investment repayment period  (an average of 18 months).  • Reduced fuel cost; According to latest  prices, natural gas price is about 65%  lower than gasoline, 25-30% lower than  diesel and 40% lower than LPG.  • Reduced emissions; It is the  cleanest alternative fuel, with 30% less  greenhouse gas emissions compared to  vehicles that use gasoline and diesel.  • A natural gas fuelled vehicle  functioning at relatively high load usually  emits about 25% less CO2 than a similar  vehicle using gasoline or diesel.  • Fuel efficiency; A kilogram of natural  gas fuel contains a lot more energy than  a litre of other fuels. In energy terms, it is  equal to 1.6 litres of unleaded gasoline,  1.3 litres of diesel and 2 litres of LPG.  • Regulatory and financial incentives  such as blue corridors (the network of  filling stations in Europe) and discounts  in circulation taxes.

Economy and autonomy that  cannot be missed 

Natural gas has been proven to be the  most economic fuel. A recent test as  part of the “Car of the Year” institution,  proved its rightful first place. Natural gas  vehicles travelled the distance Athens-  Thessaloniki by exclusively using natural  gas and refuelling through the extended  gas stations network. Autonomy with a  full tank was about 300km. (so for the  distance up to Thessaloniki, an average  filling is enough). The cost of the fuel  was about 4 Euros per 100km and for  the total length it stayed under 25 Euros,  a fact that makes natural gas the most  economic fuel.

Double fuel car models available  in the Greek market 

In the Greek market there are passenger  cars and professional CNG models using  double fuel from all great automotive  industries. The most well known  models are sold in CNG versions, while  their range is increased continuously  with new models appearing in the  international and Greek market.  In the Greek roads there are already CNG  vehicles of well known manufacturers  such as (FiatDoblo Cargo, Ducato,  Fiorino, Punto Van etc.), Audi (Audi  A3 Sportback g-tron), Mercedes Benz  (BClass 200, E 200 NTG, Benz Sprinter  NGT), Lancia (Lancia Ypsilon 0.9  TwinAir), Piaggio, Iveco (Iveco Daily),  Volkswagen (VW Golf 1.4 TGi, Passat  1.4 TSI 150 PS EcoFuel, EcoUp, Caddy  Vann Ecofuel), Seat (Seat Leon 1.4 TGI  110 PS), Skoda (OctaviaG-TEC) and  Opel (Opel Zafira Tourer 1.6 CNG Turbo,  Opel Combo 1.4 T-Jet 120 PS).

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