International energy company OMV and Volkswagen AG subsidiary Porsche Holding GmbH have commenced an initiative to promote Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a fuel for mobility. At a joint press conference at the OMV headquarters in Vienna, Hans Peter Schützinger, CEO of Porsche Holding Salzburg and Rainer Seele, OMV Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, discussed the significance of this fuel and offered a special deal for those considering a CNG vehicle.
Opting for gas in passenger transport also brings with it significant savings. Up to 23% less CO2, 75% less nitrogen oxide and a 98% fall in particulate emissions – these are all powerful environmental arguments in favour of CNG-powered vehicles.
A comprehensive network of 160 CNG filling stations (of which 54 are owned by OMV) in Austria, fast fueling times, running-cost reductions of up to 50% and a wide range of models are all adding to the appeal of CNG vehicles. In addition, OMV is investing up to EUR 10 million in the CNG network, with plans to upgrade existing dispensers and expand the network on the basis of customer needs.
Rainer Seele, OMV Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO: “Gas holds huge potential; it is an all-rounder, which makes it a trailblazer for an environmentally sound energy future that is safe and secure. I’m delighted to be able to promote the issue of CNG together with Porsche-Holding. In the mobility sector, the use of gas is a clear choice for cutting CO2 nitrogen oxide and particulate emissions, as well as providing numerous other benefits for our customers.”
Natural Gas vehicles (NGV)
The Volkswagen Group offers a range of different CNG models under the brands Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Audi, SEAT and SKODA. From compact to spacious, affordable to extravagant, there’s something for everyone. CNG models at a glance: VW up! CNG, VW Polo TGI, VW Golf TGI Blue Motion, VW Golf Variant TGI Blue Motion, VW Caddy TGI Blue Motion, VW Caddy Maxi TGI Blue Motion, Audi A3 Sportback g-tron, Audi A5 Sportback g-tron, SEAT Ibiza TGI, SEAT Arona TGI, SEAT Leon 1.5 TGI, SEAT Leon ST 1.5 TGI and SKODA OCTAVIA Combi G-TEC.
Hans Peter Schützinger, CEO of Porsche Holding Salzburg: “The immediate availability has made CNG into a crucial building block of the Volkswagen Group’s overall strategy for the environmental mobility of the future. CNG also wins out in terms of economic feasibility and we offer a broad range of CNG options. We appreciate having OMV as a strong partner who will secure reliable CNG supply long-term.”
Together, OMV and Porsche Holding are offering a special deal for those considering a CNG vehicle: if you buy a CNG model under one of the Volkswagen brands VW, Audi, SEAT or Skoda, you can fill up with CNG for free at OMV filling stations for your entire first year*.
*Valid for annual mileage of 15,000 km; offer valid until revocation.