Last week in St. Petersburg, the National NGV Association held a business breakfast on the theme Mobile Solutions as an Incentive for the Development of the NGV Fuel Market. Participants included leading experts of the industry and representatives of equipment and automotive manufacturers, including the RariTEK Group of Companies.
The conversion of vehicles to natural gas is increasing its dynamics. Starting from 2019, by the decision of the Russian Government, subsidy mechanisms have been introduced for market participants both at the federal and regional levels. An increasing number of constituent entities of the Russian Federation are moving towards introducing transport tax benefits for owners of methane-based vehicles.
Due to the active position of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, car manufacturers are expanding the model range of methane vehicles. In addition to a wide range of trucks, buses and special-purpose vehicles (KAMAZ, GAZ, Ural, Scania, Iveco, Volgabas) the market has this year seen the appearance of factory models of natural gas-powered cars (Lada, Renault, Hyundai).
The situation creates a window of opportunity for the development of the refuelling sector, for which mobile and modular solutions based on modern technological developments are set to play a crucial role.
RariTEK CEO Rafael Batyrshin presented a pilot project to address the problem of lack of gas filling infrastructure in small Russian cities. In the Tatarstan Republic city of Mendeleevsk, where there are no stationary natural gas filling stations, RariTEK installed its ‘PAGZ’ Mobile Automobile Gas Filling Station.