February 20 in Nizhny Novgorod transferred into trial operation of the first batch of 10 production cars "Gazelle BUSINESS CNG» gasoline and compressed natural gas, methane gas (CNG).
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The first customer was the company "GES — Nizhny Novgorod."
As a part of the car — four gas cylinders of 53.4 liters with a maximum operating pressure of 200 atmospheres. The stock of the car on gas is 300 km.
"Gazelle BUSINESS CNG» certified and has received approval of a type of vehicle at the end of 2012. All parts and components of a gas vehicle systems are certified in accordance with the rules of the European Economic Commission number 110.
Kit supplier of gas equipment is an Italian company OMVL — one of the world's leading manufacturers of gas systems. The car is equipped with a single engine control unit (petrol and gas), which provide a smooth switch between the two fuels. Also maintains an optimum ratio of air and combustible gas mixture.
Compressed natural gas is methane is the cheapest of the now widely-used types of motor fuel. Fuel costs per 100 km on cars with CNG engine is almost 60% lower than on cars with engines of LPG is more than two times lower than in the case of diesel vehicles and two and a half times lower than in cars with engine on gasoline.