EDP, SEAT, Volkswagen-Audi Spain encourage natural gas vehicle sector
The three companies signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost the development of CNG vehicles and the necessary infrastructure. The signing of this two-year agreement took place in the framework of the strategy shared by the three companies that aims at fostering sustainable mobility through the use of alternative fuels in order to promote the fight against climate change and improve air quality in cities.
Accordingly, EDP, SEAT and Volkswagen-Audi Spain will collaborate in the development of joint commercial packages that will include natural gas vehicles, refueling infrastructure and fuel supply. In parallel, they will also launch several initiatives to attract new customers.
In addition, the agreement foresees the development of commercial offers for the car rental industry, focused on renewing their fleets with CNG vehicles. Furthermore, the three companies will develop joint sustainable mobility demonstration projects, in which SEAT and Volkswagen-Audi Spain will supply NGVs while EDP provides the necessary refueling infrastructure.
Similarly, the three partners will coordinate several activities to raise public awareness on the benefits of natural gas, whether those initiatives are developed by the companies themselves or through a partnership with industry organizations or public administrations. They will also map the geographical distribution of CNG stations.
By virtue of this agreement, SEAT and Volkswagen-Audi Spain will develop commercial offers for their CNG models that will adapt to the fleet renewal plan developed by EDP. Moreover, the three companies will study installing several CNG public refueling points at car-dealers of special relevance.