VW Adds Improved Engine and Extra CNG to Golf Variant TGI

| Germany: Wolfsburg | Source: Volkswagen AG
VW Golf Variant TGI natural gas

New Volkswagen Golf Variant TGI with three natural gas tanks

Volkswagen’s natural gas strategy continues to gain ground with the announcement that the Golf Variant TGI now joins the Polo TGI and Golf TGI as being available with a new eco-friendly natural gas engine and extended range using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or RNG. Read more »

Bigger CNG Range for Latest Audi A3 Sportback g-tron

| Germany: Ingolstadt | Source: Audi AG
Audi A3 Sportback g-tron

Audi A3 Sportback g-tron

Audi AG, a German automobile manufacturer and member of the Volkswagen Group, is introducing the new model year Audi A3 Sportback g-tron with a technology update. Thanks to its increased tank volume, the compact model can cover around 400 kilometers (248.5 miles) (WLTP cycle) in natural gas operation. Read more »

Volkswagen CNG Commercial Vehicles for MRW

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Volkswagen

MRW buys VW CaddyVolkswagen Commercial Vehicles and MRW, a Spanish express transportation company, have reached an agreement to provide a comprehensive sustainable Joint Mobility solution based on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel. To that end, ten new CNG-powered vans have joined the MRW fleet. Read more »

Fuel Cell for the Future Developed by VW and Stanford

| Volkswagen | Source: Volkswagen

Volkswagen has partnered with Stanford University in the USA to bring about the next major advance in fuel cell technology. The fuel cell is regarded as a serious alternative to the classic electric car with battery cells. However, the biggest problem is the comparatively high cost of the technology. Now, a new process has been developed that significantly reduces this disadvantage. Read more »

Volkswagen Presents New Natural Gas System at Vienna Motor Symposium

| Austria: Vienna
Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion

Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion

Volkswagen will be enhancing its model range with the introduction of what it says is currently the world’s most cutting-edge natural gas drive, announced at the Vienna Motor Symposium (26 to 27 April). The technology meets the CO2 fleet emissions target of 95 g/km prescribed in the EU as of 2020. Read more »

SEAT Drives CNG Technology for Volkswagen; Sees Great Potential

| Spain: Madrid
New Seat Leon 2017 available with CNG

SEAT Leon CNG 2017

SEAT President Luca de Meo delivered the keynote address at the inauguration of the 6th GASNAM Congress in Madrid. There he explained the Spanish industry’s ability to innovate and adapt to new challenges, such as mobility in urban centres and the emergence in the use of renewable energies. Precisely on this subject, de Meo affirmed that “vehicular natural gas has great business potential both for the automotive industry and for the gas industry itself.” Read more »

First Steel Cut for Volkswagen Group Logistics LNG-fuelled Car Carriers

| Germany, Wolfsburg

Siem Car Carrier LNG-propelledVolkswagen Group advises that after a few months of preparation, work has started on the construction of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-fuelled vessels for logistics within the Volkswagen Group. Volkswagen Group Logistics, the operator Siem Car Carriers AS and the shipyard Xiamen Shipbuilding celebrated the first steel cutting (equivalent to foundation laying in the shipbuilding industry) with an official ceremony in the Chinese city of Xiamen. Read more »

VW to Utilise 100 Scania LNG Trucks for Greener Logistics

| Germany, Wolfsburg

Scania and VW support sustainable logisticsScania and Volkwagen, in an arrangement supported by the German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, will move VW product using more than 100 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered Scania trucks.  Read more »

German Chancellor Merkel Visits VW at IAA 2017

| Germany, Frankfurt

At the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt today, German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel was given a glimpse of the automotive future when she called upon the Volkswagen stand. Over the next five years, the brand will be investing about €3.5 billion (USD 4.2 billion) in the optimization of conventional diesel, gasoline and natural gas powertrains.  Read more »

Companies Collaborate to Extend CNG Mobility in Germany

| Germany, Wolfsburg

Goal: 1 million CNG Vehicles by 2025, 2000 CNG filling stations

Volkswagen Group together with operators of CNG filling stations and gas networks have signed a joint declaration of intent, committing themselves to the extension of CNG mobility in Germany. Other signatories to the agreement are E.ON Gas Mobil GmbH, Gazprom NGV Europe GmbH, Gazu GmbH, ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH, Open Grid Europe GmbH, Pitpoint B.V. and TOTAL Deutschland GmbH. Read more »