Volkswagen EcoFuel Engine Runs on Gasoline and Natural Gas

- October 13th, 2011

SF Gate reported that at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, Volkswagen introduced a new car model with a dual-fuel EcoFuel System engine that uses both Compressed Natural Gas and gasoline.

SF Gate reported that at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, Volkswagen introduced a new car model with a dual-fuel EcoFuel System engine that uses both Compressed Natural Gas and gasoline.

As quoted in the market news:

The idea behind Volkswagen’s subcompact is that the car runs on natural gas in regular use, but it also holds a 2.5-gallon reserve tank of gasoline to give owners a cushion of extra driving range.

Why consider natural gas rather than gasoline? Because it produces no smog-forming emissions and just a sliver of the carbon dioxide of gasoline. It’s also less expensive than gasoline – and the U.S. has abundant domestic sources of natural gas.

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