FISIKON was proven to be the most economical fuel in the 7th EKO Mobility Rally 2013
Once again the compressed natural gas was proven to be a champion in fuel economy and innovative technology.
The fact that the compressed natural gas provides multiple benefits for vehicles was demonstrated in the framework of the 7ο Hi-Tech EKO Mobility Rally for Electric, Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles held on 5 and 6 October. More specifically, FISIKON, the compressed natural gas (CNG), used in the Volkswagen EcoUp! Car driven by Thomas Papapashos and Dimitris Hatzitolios was proven to be the most economical fuel compared to all other competing vehicles. The Greek participation covered a total route of 582 km consuming 13.9 kilos of CNG, worth only €13.7, with a minimum gasoline consumption (0.75lt) worth €1.24– the rally regulations required its use to cover this distance. The immediately next economical car was the hybrid Toyota Prius III with a total fuel cost of €36.3.
In the final ranking of the EKO Mobility Rally, the Italian participation with the natural gas powered FIAT 500 Abarth using FISIKON (CNG) and drivers Liverani Massimo and Ciervo Fulvio (2012 world champions) ranked at the 1st place in category “REGULARITY” (with a view to maintaining a constant speed at a given distance).
It is clarified that all natural gas powered vehicles are bi-fuel; meaning that they use natural gas which when consumed, the motor switches to gasoline. Furthermore, apart from gasoline, the motor may run on bio-fuels in an independent deposit.