We have comprehensive, precision knowledge of the entire vehicle. This means we can perfectly integrate the gaseous-fuel system while at the same time making optimum allowance for interfaces and other influencing factors. Coming with many years of experience from our mass-production projects, IAV’s developers can integrate the high-volume tanks into the bodyshell without leaving any drawbacks in respect of ground clearance and drivability, for instance. We always work closely with our partners – such as in preparing gaseous-fuel drive concepts for new platforms.
A CNG vehicle normally has a bi-fuel powertrain that retains the gasoline fuel system. However, this must then be fitted with the components that make compressed natural gas safe to use, such as high-pressure controller, safety solenoid valves and gaseous-fuel tank systems that can cope with pressures of up to 200 bar. Performing extensive tests on our in-house crash facility, we make sure that our CNG vehicles meet the most exacting of requirements also in terms of safety.