CNG is Big In Germany, Getting Bigger

In Germany, the most popular choice for a consumer searching for an alternative to gasoline or diesel is CNG, or compressed natural gas, as demonstrated by the sales figures of cars with CNG capability in the first two quarters of this year.

Also demonstrating that the most popular alternative to a vehicle with a standard combustion engine is one with CNG capability is the fact that more than 3600 of the so-called “CNG vehicles,” or NGVs, were newly registered in the first half of 2011.  Among those were 800 buses and trucks.

According to the special interest group “CNG Mobile,” sales may increase by 11.5% in the next quarter.  The growth is attributed to the growing variety of models and manufacturers, not to mention factors regarding cost and environment.   The front runners here are the CNG Caddy from VW, followed by the VW Touran and the Opel Zafira.

Translated from: Motorvision | Image: Wikipedia/S 400 HYBRID

Charis Michelsen

spent 7 years living in Germany and Japan, studying both languages extensively, doing translation and education with companies like Bosch, Nissan, Fuji Heavy, and others. Charis has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. She also believes that Janeway was the best Star Trek Captain.