Volkswagen has disclosed an innovative European-market ‘Eco’ edition of its multitalented Up! city vehicle, fuelled with Compressed Natural Gas.
Compressed Natural Gas is a well known fuel alternative in the European market, which boasts the higher specific energy content as compared to petrol or diesel.
The company’s facts hint that 1 kilogram of Compressed Natural Gas is equal to 11.69kilowatt hour of energy as against diesel’s 9.86 kilowatt hour or Volkswagen petrol’s 8.77 kilowatt hour.
Changes for the Up Eco consist of 2 Compressed Natural Gas tanks boasting a total capacitance of 72 litres, whereas a 10 litre reserve petrol tank stays for when a Compressed Natural Gas store cannot be in reach.
The Up Eco’s EcoFuel structure also permits the utilization of renewable biomethane where obtainable.
The Up Eco also has BlueMotion techs comprising discontinue/begin, brake renewal and low rolling-resistance tyres to strengthen competence further.
The company said that the united fuel saving of 4.4l/100 kilometer on the European series for the Up Eco as against 4.7l/100 kilometer when utilizing petrol.
In the German market, the Up Eco’s €12,950 starting value symbolizes a €3100 premium over a petrol version, but over €1,000 of this will be delivered as a German administration subsidy.