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Hyundai New i30 CNG Launches at Paris Motor Show 2014

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G. David Felt
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Hyundai i30 CNG Wagon Launches

 

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Lucky for us there are alternative ways to find out information even when a corporation chooses to not post information about a great release on their web site.

 

NGV Journal attended the Paris show presentation, Hyundai Senior VP and COO for Hyundai Motor Europe introduced the new i30 CNG wagon for Europe.

 

i30 CNG has the following specifications:

 

New 1.4L T-GDI engine

86kW (115HP), Torque 206Nm (152lb ft) from 1500rpm

7 speed Dual-clutch transmission

Powertrain meets the strict Euro6c emissions standard that goes into effect in 2017, 3yrs ahead of schedule.

 

Innovative CNG Storage Tank, Rectangular floor pan ensuring interior space and trunk space are equal to the gas and diesel powered versions of the i30. The new tank is a glassfiber reinforced plastice tank with a gas-impermeable polyamide matrix inside that is half the weight of conventional steel type 1 tanks.

 

The i30 Wagon is a bi-fuel car that starts and runs on CNG but switches to the gas tank once CNG is used up for long distance driving.

 

Hyundai is committed to creating sustainable mobility using alternative fuels for Europe and the world according the Allen Rushforth.

 

HYUNDAI i30 WAGON WEB SITE

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The big news here is that Hyundai new design on CNG tank weights about 175lbs for the 10 gallon tank. This compares to normal steel tanks of the same capacity that weight between 350 to 400 pounds. As such this makes a huge difference in fuel efficiency and of course weight of the auto.

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