The 8th ‘HiTech EKO Mobility Rally’ ranked “FISIKON” as the most economical fuel for gas-powered vehicles for the second consecutive year. It was the 8th season for the rally (4-5 October), which is part of the World Alternative Fuels Car Rally. This year’s participants were 22 vehicles with alternative energy propulsion and Greek and foreign crews.
Having as a starting and finish point Syntagma Square, this year’s participations showed to the public and connoisseurs of cars the use of alternative fuels. ‘FISIKON’ participated in the rally with two factory bi-fuel CNG cars (Compressed Natural Gas): an AUDI A3 1,4 G-TRON and a VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VARIANT 1,4 demonstrating compressed natural gas not only as an environmental-friendly fuel of high performance but also as the most economical, according to the economical category. More specifically: In the first and second place in the economical category were the two bi-fuel CNG and gas “FISIKON” cars with AUDI A3 1.4 G-TRON, N. Papapaschos (driver) and G. Tsimenoglou (co-driver), first and VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VARIANT 1.4, with Th. Papapaschos (driver) and D. Stergiotis (co-driver), second. The vehicles’ consumptions for the 548 km of the rally were:
1. AUDI A3 1.4 G-TRON: 16.61 kg CNG and 2.29 lt gas, of total cost € 19.56.
2. VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VARIANT 1.4: 18.9 kg CNG and 3.64 lt gas, of total cost € 21.59.
The third car in the economical category, an LPG-gas MAZDA 6, had almost the double consumption for the same distance. “Fisikon”, the natural gas for vehicle power, is more economical when compared with the other conventional fuels and it is also safe, cannot be adulterated and is the most environmental-friendly fuel due to the reduced emissions.
DEPA is developing a network of “Fisikon” stations in Athens, Thessaloniki and other big urban centers wishing to promote the idea of economical and clean gas-powered vehicles.