Gas-Powered Vehicles – The Logical Way to Reduce CO2

September 19, 2012 // Berlin – The 7th IAV conference on gaseous-fuel vehicles is taking place in Potsdam on September 24 and 25. Participants will be able to gather information on the state of the art and developments in the policy framework in presentations given by experts. A driving event will also provide the opportunity to get to know various makes of gaseous-fuel vehicles on a test track.

Gaseous-fuel vehicles are an eco-friendly, cost-effective as well as proven alternative to conventional vehicles and can help provide sustainable mobility even today: Beside pollutant emissions, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) and CNG (compressed natural gas or bio-methane) also reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 25 percent depending on fuel and engine concept – if the fuel comes from renewable sources it has hardly any impact on climate at all. Compared with gasoline and diesel, the low price of LPG and CNG can significantly cut the cost of running a vehicle. A high degree of mobility is also guaranteed – this being ensured by a grid of some 1,000 CNG and over 6,600 LPG filling stations in Germany.

IAV: 20 Years of Experience with Gaseous-Fuel Vehicles

Particularly against the backdrop of today’s high fuel prices, technically perfected gaseous-fuel vehicles are recommended as an alternative that makes both economic and ecological sense without occupants having to forgo the comfort they are accustomed to (compared with other alternatives, such as e-vehicles). IAV began modifying gasoline-engine vehicles to run on gaseous fuel as long ago as 1992 – today, the company develops gaseous-fuel vehicles for volume production by many well-known automobile manufacturers.

This experience from 20 years is also going into organizing the traditional gas-powered vehicle conference IAV is staging in cooperation with Stuttgart University’s Research Institute for Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines (FKFS): Experts from industry and research will be reporting on the latest technical trends and policy framework for using gaseous fuel at Potsdam’s Inselhotel on September 24 and 25. On September 25, a driving event with gas-powered vehicles will be taking place at ADAC’s Driving Safety Center in Linthe where the very latest models, such as the brand-new ecoUP from Volkswagen as well as models from Opel, Kia and Ford, will be available to testing.

Conference venue (September 24 and 25):
Inselhotel Potsdam
Hermannswerder 30
14473 Potsdam
www.inselhotel-potsdam.de

Driving event on September 25, 2012, 2.30 to 5 p.m.:
ADAC Driving Safety Center
Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
Am Kalkberg 6
14822 Linthe

This is IAV:
Employing over 5,000 members of staff, IAV is one of the world’s leading providers of engineering services to the automotive industry. The company has been developing innovative concepts and technologies for future vehicles for over 25 years. Core competencies include production-ready solutions in all fields of electronics, powertrain and vehicle development. Clients include all of the world's premier automobile manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to development centers in Berlin, Gifhorn and Chemnitz, IAV also operates from other locations in Europe, Asia as well as North and South America.