2x cheaper ride
CNG (compressed natural gas) is used primarily in road transport.
Advantages of CNG
- Environmentally friendly – CO2 emissions from CNG are about 25% lower than for petrol. Only carbon dioxide and water vapour remain from the combustion of CNG while in the burning of petrol also poisonous carbon monoxide, nitrous oxide, hydrocarbons, carbon black and other fine particles are released in addition to CO2. Because natural gas is transported through pipeline there is less wear and tear on roads and railways and noise and vehicle exhaust are avoided.
- A pioneer for future fuel – CNG is pioneering biomethane which is a renewable source of energy and an important future fuel. Biomethane is a purified biogas, equal in quality to natural gas and thus can be transported through the same pipelines. Biogas is produced during the fermentation process of garbage, animal waste and sewage sludge.
- More CNG vehicles – The CNG car contains a bi-fuel engine powered by both gas and petrol. When the gas runs out the car automatically switches to petrol. CNG vehicles are produced in factories alongside traditional cars, ensuring their safety and effectiveness. Many large automotive companies now include CNG vehicles in their model line-up.
- Refuelling is simple, clean and safe.
EU Member States have established minimum requirements for CNG refuelling infrastructure. The goal is, by 2025, to cover the EU main road network with CNG filling stations at least every 150 km. In Latvia, CNG usage is poised to take off and Elenger aims to be part of that development.