Volkswagen has been offering CNG cars in Europe for about a decade now.
The limited infrastructure in the U.S. (only 600 public CNG fuelling stations, most of them on the East Coast and West Coast) is a major obstacle for automakers like Honda and Volkswagen.
In comparison, Germany has 900 such stations for a much smaller territory. “I'm always struggling because we have not enough,” says Heinz-Jakob Neusser, product development chief for the Volkswagen brand.
As the second-largest seller of CNG vehicles in Europe, behind Fiat, Volkswagen has made huge investments in a platform that allows plants to build the same car with a variety of powertrains, including gasoline, diesel, CNG, electric, plug-in hybrid, and ethanol.
Source : autonews.com
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