NATURAL GAS is the methane gas used for domestic heating or cooking. It can be provided in two ways:
- From underground extraction: “fossil gas”
- From transformation of domestic waste & green waste : “biogas”, a renewable energy , supported by a fast growing industry.
CNG (COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS) is compressed at high pressure (200 bars) and ambient temperature, it can be easily transported.
This is the choice made by Renault Trucks to answer to distribution needs.
Natural gas is cheaper than diesel and does not require AdBlue. Cost of energy can be reduced up to -18% (NGVA study).
Flexible operating with no particulate filter, AdBlue or regeneration.
CO2 emissions reduced down to -70%* with biogas, a renewable and available energy.
In “fast-fill” stations, refuelling can take just a few minutes so like diesel refuelling. Refuelling is completely safe thanks to connectors compatible with NGV1 and NGV2 standards.
Four gas tanks variants, up to 240 kg allow an operating range up to 800 km.
*from well to wheel, compared to a diesel vehicle.