Škoda Auto, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group based in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic, is set to introduce a compressed natural gas (CNG) version of its 2013 Citigo car, reports Italy’s Omni Auto magazine. The bi-fuel 68 hp Citigo CNG Green Tec is apparently equipped with two CNG cylinders with total capacity of 72 litres (11 kg) plus a 10 litre gasoline tank, a five-speed manual gearbox, and an automatic start/stop brake energy recovery device.
German natural gas industry association erdgas mobil reports the Škoda Citigo emits 79 grams of CO2 per kilometre and consumes natural gas fuel at the rate of 2.9 kgs per 100 kms. The total vehicle range (bi0-fuel) is more than 550 kms.
Availability is said to be from November this year.