Opel gets first award in 2015 thanks to its eco-friendly Zafira Tourer
As in 2014, in their “Auto Test Winner in Green” competition, the independent environmental institute Ökotrend and the trade magazine Auto Test have chosen the Zafira Tourer 1.6 CNG ecoFlex the most environmentally friendly vehicle in the van segment. Opel is a recognized pioneer in the advancement of alternative propulsion concepts.
The compact seven-seater featuring an airy lounge atmosphere wins its class with the low-emission and ultra-economical 1.6 CNG ecoFLEX turbo engine under its hood. This Opel four-cylinder engine is optimized to run on natural gas, biogas or any combination of the two, as well as gasoline.
With fuel consumption of just 4.7 kilograms (7.2 m3) high-grade natural gas per 100 kilometers over the combined cycle, the 110 kw/150 hp Opel Zafira Tourer 1.6 CNG ecoFLEX model emits only 129 g/km CO2, which earns it the German A energy efficiency label.
In Germany, the government has introduced a tax benefit regulation for the use of natural gas as a fuel until 2018. This recognizes its environmental friendliness because natural gas vehicles emit up to 25% less CO2, up to 80% less nitrogen and are free of benzol and soot particles.