GAZPROM and Volkswagen have signed an agreement under which GAZPROM will become the exclusive motor fuel supplier to Volkswagen Motorsport from May 2013. Fuel will be supplied for he Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup, the world’s only single-make race in which all vehicles are powered by natural gas. Nine races will be held in 2013 as part of the DTM series.
“We welcome GAZPROM as new partner to the Scirocco R-Cup. Efficient, environmentally-friendly motorsport has always been important to Volkswagen. With this partnership, two global players are joining forces. Volkswagen has a long-standing tradition in the field of natural gas-powered vehicles. I look forward to our future collaboration”, said Jost Capito, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport.
“Natural gas has enormous potential as a means of using motor vehicles in an energy-efficient, cost-efficient, and environmentally friendly manner. This is a priority development area for GAZPROM, in markets both at home and abroad. That makes this agreement with Volkswagen a logical step in our efforts to increase the use of natural gas a motor fuel in Europe. I am convinced that our partnership will be a success”, said Viktor Zubkov, Chairman of GAZPROM’s Board of Directors.
The GAZPROM Group is currently represented in the European CNG market by GAZPROM Germania GmbH (GPG) and VEMEX.
(Source: Gazprom Germania)