Swiss actress Yangzom Brauen, ambassador for the Swiss Fiat 500C Natural Gas Turbo, will be at the 81st International Geneva Motor Show to draw attention to what is already an attractive natural gas vehicle. The centrepiece of the Gasmobil AG stand, the Fiat 500C is presented for the first time as a commercially available vehicle, part of an exclusive series developed by the Swiss Natural Gas Association with assistance from BRA GmbH in Schweinfurt, Germany.
The 5-speed, 2-cylinder turbo delivers 62 kW/85 HP at a natural/biogas consumption of only 2.9 kg/100 km and a climate-relevant CO2 output of 72 g/km.
At the Geneva Motor Show (March 3-13, 2011), the Swiss Natural Gas Association is displaying a cross-section from the latest range of models on the Gasmobil stand at its usual location in Hall 5.
Also displayed on the stand are the Opel Zafira 1.6 ecoFLEX CNG Turbo (110 kW/150 HP) and Fiat Qubo 1.4 Natural Power (51 kW/70 HP) family vans. The VW Passat Variant Ecofuel (110 kW/150 HP, 7-speed dual-clutch transmission) with twin-turbo engine – a combination of compressor and turbo – boasts one of the most efficient drives on the market. The Mercedes-Benz E 200 NGT (120 kW/163 HP) with supercharger is an executive-class saloon car.
Around 9,600 natural gas vehicles currently operate in Switzerland where 23 different models of cars and 13 models of delivery vans and minibuses with natural/biogas engines are available. The number of natural/biogas fuel stations has grown to 126. The average Swiss filling-station price for natural/biogas is around 30 percent cheaper than petrol.
This item primarily compiled using information from a Gas Mobil AG press release.