Spain: Volkswagen joins Gasnam to boost use of CNG as a real solution
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles signed an agreement with the Iberian Gasnam association, through which it renews its strong commitment to the promotion of natural gas as a real, clean and economic alternative in Spain. With this agreement, the automaker will contribute to the development of ECO mobility by participating actively in the Working Groups that decide the positions that will be defended before the administration to promote sustainable mobility through the use of CNG.
As a preferred partner of Gasnam, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will have 16 votes in the Board of Directors and will benefit from the numerous synergies derived from their active participation in workshops and work breakfasts, among others. Likewise, the company will join its efforts to Gasnam’s work for the widespread communication of the actions it carries out, in order to support sustainable mobility.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles already committed to natural gas-powered mobility last year with the launch of the Caddy CNG. With three variants (Furgón, Kombi and Trendline) and a 1.4 TGI engine of 110 hp, in a few months it has become the best-selling CNG commercial vehicle in Spain during 2018, with 443 vehicles delivered. In addition, thanks to its ECO label, vehicles such as Caddy CNG enjoy free access to cities such as Madrid or Barcelona in case of high pollution episodes.
Gasnam is an association that encourages the use of natural and renewable gas in both road and maritime transport, in the Iberian Peninsula. Its goals are the improvement of air quality, the decarbonization of transport and the promotion of the circular economy. It has 126 partners from multiple sectors related to ECO mobility in its different facets: energy, automotive, engineering, freight and passenger transport, ports, shipping, shipyards, universities and administrations.
The Iberian Peninsula currently offers one of the fastest growing markets in terms of the adoption of natural gas as real solution to achieve a sustainable mobility. In this extremely encouraging scenario, AltFuels Iberia 2019 will take place on 11-14 June at IFEMA Trade Center, Madrid. It will be an event consisting of first level conferences and exhibition of vehicles of all kinds, refueling stations, components, plants, road and marine engines, as well as the entire universe of the alternative fuels industry with the latest technological developments, multiple options for networking, business and new advances.