Saturday, December 16, 2017

Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg ships methane/diesel trucks

Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg recently shipped two Volvo FM trucks with gas-diesel engines that can operate on a combination of methane natural gas and cycle diesel.

They are the only two vehicles of their kind currently available in Russia. 

Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg has served in a leadership role in the development of natural gas vehicles. The vehicles run on compressed natural gas (CNG) and are thought to be the key to saving money on fuel in the future. 

"The peculiarity of these cars is that they work exactly on CNG,” Antoly Rashchepkina, chief engineer at Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg, said.

Rashchepkina said vehicles such as the new Volvo trucks can go up to 621 miles without refueling.

"Of course, it will take some time for training technical details of operation, but it is definitely a big step forward," Rashchepkina said. 

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Gazprom Transgaz Ekaterinburg 14 Clara Zetkin St. Yekaterinburg, Russia

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