Volkswagen has introduced a taxi version of the Touran EcoFuel natural gas MPV.
|Touran EcoFuel taxis.|
The Touran EcoFuel is driven by a 80 kW / 109 hp four-cylinder engine configured as a “quasi-monovalent” natural gas power plant so it can also be driven with gasoline. During exclusive gas operation, the range is approximately 310 kilometers (193 miles).
On average, the natural gas Touran consumes 5.8 kg of natural gas every 100 kilometers. With current fuel pricing, a “natural gas kilometer” is about half the cost of a “gasoline kilometer.”
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