Munich Airport Begins CNG Fleet

| Germany, Munich | Source: erdgas-mobil

VW Passat TSI EcoFuel, part of Munich Airport's new fleet of CNG vehicles.

Munich airport is in the process of converting its fleet to alternative power sources, reports erdgas-mobil. An Opel Zafira 1.6 CNG ecoFLEX turbo employed for airport security, a VW Passat 1.4 TSI EcoFuel used as a fleet pool vehicle and an Opel Combo 1.6 CNG ecoFLEX for workshop duties are new additions to its fleet. “We will gradually convert our fleet to environmentally friendly vehicles with alternative power,” emphasizes Dobmeyer Friedrich, Head of Division Series vehicles.

The fleet refuels from an AGIP petrol station, using a mixture of 20:80 biomethane and CNG, reducing emissions by 39% over a comparable gasoline vehicle. Fuel cost saving of 30% is also achieved.

erdgas-mobil explains the use of biomethane fits within an airport project on use of biogenic fuels and other bioenergy sources at the airport in Munich, included in the “Climate Program Bavaria 2020 of the Bavarian state government.

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