"AvtoVAZ" presented a dual-fuel CNG cars Lada Vesta at the 5th International gas forum, which takes place from 6 to 9 October in St. Petersburg. About it it is told in the news of "AVTOVAZ".
The potential introduction of LPG equipment were established at the design stage of the Lada Vesta. Namely, the machine has quite a wide fuel tank door. Therefore can be placed near a petrol nozzle for petrol and a device for filling with compressed natural gas is comfortable, and harmonious with the point of view of style, noted in a press release.
In the development of Lada Vesta CNG special attention was paid to security. Composite gas cylinders equipped with built-in fuses and high-speed valves, excluding the possibility of balloon explosion and uncontrolled release of gas during damage to the pipelines in the event of an accident. 2 cylinder, pressurized to 250 atmospheres, is placed under the boot floor.
Fully fueled car can travel a thousand miles without refueling. In the case where the gas ends, it happens automatic transfer of power supply of motor gasoline. Among other things, the possible forced transfer switch LPG/petrol. It is estimated that when the car is on CNG price in fuel costs is reduced by more than 3 times.
After the presentation at the forum CNG Lada Vesta will go on finishing the test.
The project of creating a gas version of the Lada line is realized within the Memorandum on cooperation of "AVTOVAZ" and the company "Gazprom gas fuel". The aim of cooperation is to expand the number of domestic passenger vehicles running on natural gas.
In late September, "AVTOVAZ" has started serial production of Lada Vesta at site Izhevsk Lada. Auto created on its own platform AVTOVAZ, but with the introduction of a number of components from the cars of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.