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27 October 2017

The Fiat bio-methane “Tour de France”

Fiat "Tour de France" for bio-methane cars
  • The new FCA Group activity created to promote alternative fuels over five legs kicks off today in Mortagne-sur-Sèvre.
  • FCA can boast a large range of six Fiat cars and five Fiat Professional commercial vehicles, which exploit this clean, cost-effective and long-lasting technology.
  • With 720,000 new registrations of bi-fuel petrol-methane vehicles in Europe, Fiat has been the leader in this field for over 20 years.

FCA has been the leader in Europe for bi-fuel petrol-methane vehicles for over twenty years, with over 720,000 new registrations. The range features six Fiat models (Panda, Punto, Doblò, 500L, 500L Wagon and Qubo) and five Fiat Professional models (Fiorino, Doblò Cargo, Ducato, Ducato Panorama and Panda Van).
In order to obtain commensurable and long-lasting improvements in air quality and transport, the commitment to combine traditional and alternative technologies is continual and always takes the peculiarities of each market into consideration.

Given the features of the market, methane in France has all the potentials to become genuine a “renewable energy” source by exploiting bio-methane, a very promising gas which is obtained by purifying domestic and farming waste and may be used as bio-fuel.

The advantages of bio-methane are even more obvious by observing the complete cycle, known as “well-to-wheel”, which shows the substantial reduction of CO2 emissions. Considerable results have also been achieved by mixing methane and bio-methane.
By using bio-methane, CO2 emissions are comparable to those of electric cars powered by energy from renewable sources.

To continue promoting this type of fuel and to consolidate its leadership in Europe, FCA has chosen to kick off its own bio-methane “Tour de France” to show the well-balanced line-up capable of satisfying all needs to the French public. After Mortagne-sur-Sèvre, it will be turn of Saint Etienne, in Loire, of Vallée de l’Arve in Savoie and of Strasbourg, in Alsace, before the grand finale in Paris. Each leg will be the opportunity to learn more on the matter and to present structures and services for this alternative fuel.

Turin, 27 October 2017