In addition to electric propulsion, which in recent months has flourished, Gas propulsion is also one of the main options for those who buy a new car.
This is best reflected in last month's new car sales, after -according to the data published by the Association of Car Dealers Importers (ΣΕΑΑ)- represents the sales of vehicles that had gas as their main fuel 1,6% of total sales.
The positives of moving with natural gas
Everything shows that the movement with natural gas is gaining more and more ground.
The driver perceives absolutely no change from the traditional way of driving with liquid fuel (petrol, oil), while the economy - in many cases- reaches and 65%. So, gas propulsion is the transitional stage in electric propulsion, as the driver does not have to think about where to charge his car.
Alongside, There is an upward trend in this type of car throughout Europe, with sales growth close to 18%.
However, because we are talking about a tank, she is completely safe, as designed, manufactured and certified according to the highest industry standards. It is equipped with a safety valve and in case of fire releases the gas into the outside air in a controlled way.
The tank reaches a maximum pressure of approx 200 bar, but is designed to withstand more than twice as much. Gas can not freeze even in the coldest parts of the world, as for this to happen the outside temperature must reach them -160 Celsius degrees, below zero.
The alternative offered by a car that runs on natural gas is that when the specific fuel runs out, the vehicle automatically and imperceptibly runs on gasoline., having over 100 kilometers of autonomy. It is noted, that the amount of petrol present in the tank should be consumed within about six months.
The benefits for gas car owners are many, as their travels both inside and outside the city are economical. A city car can consume approx 4 with 5 pounds of gas and a larger vehicle 1 with 2 pounds more, which if we turn it into a cost of buying gas, which today is close to 75 euro cents, then for the 100 kilometers a driver will spend the maximum 5 euro. The economy compared to diesel vehicles is close to 30% and 55% compared to petrol vehicles.
Supply points the biggest disadvantage
The mechanical operation of gas vehicles is the same as traditional cars and they normally need their scheduled service..
Today, the biggest disadvantage, maybe, is that there are not many supply points yet, but they are so distributed that one can travel through Greece without any particular problem, possibly with the sole exception of Thrace, the Peloponnese and the islands, where there is not yet a supply point, but are in the planning stage.