Consumer Vehicles : OPEL CNG Vehicles



OPEL Astra Caravan CNG

 

Fuel Types: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
Manufacturer: Opel
Available In: Czech Republic
Source: International Association for Natural Gas Vehicles
Additional Sources: CNG Website (Czech)

Comments: The Astra Caravan CNG was released in 2002 and has a small 14-liter (3 gallon) gasoline tank in addition to the CNG tank. It gets 71 hp and can travel 370 km (230 mi) on CNG and 520 km (323 mi), if you include the gasoline reserve.

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OPEL Combo CNG

 

Fuel Types: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
Manufacturer: Opel
Available In: Germany, Spain
Source: International Association for Natural Gas Vehicles
Additional Sources: GM International

Comments: The Combo 1.6 CNG uses a monovalentplus engine, meaning that it runs primarily on natural gas (19 kg tank), but has a 14-liter (3 gallon) gasoline reserve tank in case there is not a natural gas fueling station nearby. It delivers 94 hp, has a range of 550 km (340 mi), and produces 133 g/CO2 per kilometer. The van has also been aerodynamically designed to reduce drag and improve efficiency.

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OPEL Zafira CNG

 

Fuel Types: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
Manufacturer: Opel
Available In: Germany, Spain
Source: International Association for Natural Gas Vehicles
Additional Sources: NetCarShow.com | Top Speed

Comments: The Zafira CNG was Opel’s first CNG vehicle, released seven years ago. For the 2009 model year, the engine has been updated to a 1.6-liter turbo CNG, delivering 150 hp and 210 Nm of torque. The previous engine only delivered 94 hp. It has been named the "Best Seven-Seater" in the German Motor Club Environmental Car List for five years in a row.

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