CNG-Powered Volkswagen Eco Up! Is Extremely Cheap to Run

In an age of alternative fuels, some people seem to forget that we still have a lot of natural gas still trapped underneath the surface of the earth, and it can be extracted, processed and compressed, in order to run cars which have been specially modified to run on it.
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One such car is the new Volkswagen Eco Up!, which is the world’s economical CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) powered car, using just 2.9 kg of the stuff for every 100 covered kilometers. With CNG prices in Germany, that would equate to around €3/100 km.

Also, instead of just running on natural gas, the Eco Up! has been designed to burn other fuels, as well, such as biomethane, which is produced from renewable sources. We say this little gas-powered Up! is an interesting alternative to hybrids, as it is cleaner and cheaper to run than most of them, anyway.

It is not specified whether or not the transition from gasoline to natural gas has affected the output of the one-liter engine, but since the official press information doesn`t mention it, we can assume it has the same performance as the regular model.
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