Nearly 16,000 vehicles run on CNG fuel in the Czech Republic this year. Yet 97 percent of sales of new passenger cars in our country is still on traditional fuels.
Audi will lead Volkswagen Group’s development efforts in emissions-free hydrogen fuel cell cars to better position the brand as a innovation leader, its executives said.
The world’s first electrical car and passenger ferry powered by batteries has entered service in Norway. The ferry only uses 150 kWh per route, which corresponds to three days use of electricity in a standard Norwegian household.
Last year, Skoda Auto sold 379 cars running on CNG in the CR, this year should the number reach over a thousand. “For the next year, we plan to sell 2,000 cars on natural gas,” said sales chief Lubos Vlcek.
LPG cars boast a new entry in the Czech Book of Records. SEAT Altea XL 1.6 has managed to travel 433 kilometers for full LPG tank. The record attempt took place on Wednesday, October 22, under the supervision of a Commissioner of the Czech Agency Hello.
The Czech Republic needs Russian oil, in view of its refinery structure, which is why Kiev´s possible cut of Russian oil supplies via Ukraine would complicate the situation for Czechs more than a possible cut of gas supplies, Industry and Trade Minister Jan Mladek said.
A new fuel is being introduced to the streets in a fleet test launched by the joined forces of Clariant, Haltermann, and Mercedes-Benz. The Clariant sunliquid® process converts wheat straw into cellulosic ethanol.
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