ŠKODA, a Czech automobile manufacturer, has unveiled the OCTAVIA G-TEC natural gas vehicle (NGV), which is expected to be available in the second quarter.
The OCTAVIA G-TEC will join the SCALA and KAMIQ G-TEC models, which are already in production. The design of the new ŠKODA G-TEC versions of the SCALA, the KAMIQ and the all-new OCTAVIA generation features larger compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks, enabling drivers to embark on longer journeys using CNG mode.
In CNG mode, these cars emit 25% fewer CO2 emissions than vehicles powered by a gasoline engine. Full carbon neutrality can be achieved when running on synthetic methane produced from renewable energy using a power-to-gas process.
The all-new ŠKODA OCTAVIA G-TE has a 1.5-liter four-cylinder TSI engine. Its three CNG tanks have a joint capacity of 17.3 kg, allowing for a range of up to 480 km in CNG mode.
Photo: ŠKODA’s OCTAVIA G-TE NGV