As announced by the company press office, GAZ Group has presented a new modification of light commercial vehicle GAZelle NEXT CNG, fitted with the upgraded gas-gasoline engine EvoTech 3.0.
The increase in the powertrain cubic capacity to 3 l (as compared with 2.7 l in the previous engine version – EvoTech 2.7) enabled to increase the power to 120 hp when driving on gasoline (when driving on compressed gas – 109 hp), and the peak net torque – up to 252 Nm (225 Nm when driving on the compressed gas). GAZelle NEXT CNG is presented at the 8th International Gas Forum, which is held in St. Petersburg on 2-5 October 2018.
Compressed natural gas CNG is the most cost-effective type of fuel used in commercial transport, its use provides for the reduction in operating costs by 40-50% (depending on the mileage and features of a particular model) as compared with gasoline and diesel fuel.
Four gas cylinders with a total volume from 33.2 (all-metal van) up to 41.6 (side modifications) m3 are installed on the vehicle. Vehicle fuel distance – up to 750 km, including 300 km – gas-powered driving.