News Digest Item
06 Oct 2016

Volkswagen opts for low-emission LNG-powered vessels for the marine transport of vehicles


From 2019 on, Volkswagen (VW) will use two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled charter vessels for vehicle shipments between Europe and North America “to significantly improve the environmental balance of its marine transport fleet”, the company announced in a press release. The ships will have a capacity of about 4,500 vehicles and replace two of the nine conventional freighters powered by heavy fuel oil. Alternative LNG drive systems for ships reduce air pollutant emissions significantly – CO2 by up to 25% and NOx by up to 30%, writes VW.

Read the press release in English here.

For background on VW’s green mobility strategy read the CLEW factsheet Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility.

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