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SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, and Gas Natural Fenosa have signed a strategic agreement to develop and to promote the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in the automotive field in Spain, in the coming years.

The two-year agreement will include the incorporation of SEAT vehicles using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to the GAS NATURAL FENOSA fleets, as well as the installing of CNG filling points at SEAT dealerships. The partners will also undertake research and development of sustainable sources of natural gas.

SEAT currently offers two vehicle models running on compressed natural gas: the Mii Ecofuel (79 gCO2/km) and the recently introduced Leon 1.4 TGI.

The engine in the Leon TGI delivers 81 kW / 109 hp, with the maximum torque of 200 N·m (148 lb-ft) available from as low down as 1,500 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 10.9 seconds; top speed is 194 km/h (121 mph). The bivalent (engineered for CNG and gasoline) TSI offers around 400 kilometers (249 miles) of range in CNG mode. The average fuel consumption is 3.5 kg of CNG per 100 kilometers.

In gasoline mode, it provides an additional range of more than 900 kilometers (559 miles).

Gas Natural Fenosa is a Spain-based natural gas utilities company with operations in more than 25 countries, 16 GW of installed power and a diversified mix of electricity generation.

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