The X Economy Super Test already on June 15th! This year we focus on innovative CNG engines!
On 15 June 2013, Xth jubilee edition of the Economy Super Test shall be performed. This event has already repeatedly won the title of the Poland’s largest car competition for the most fuel-efficient car. The Autoclub of Polish Journalists will traditionally organize this event in a professional way. In the three previous editions, vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) have shown that in this regard they are unbeatable. This year, Lancia Ypsilon EcoChiC CNG with the extremely cost-effective 0.9 Natural Power engine shall compete for the title of the most fuel-efficient car. There will be also natural gas cars like Fiat and Opel.
Lancia Ypsilon EcoChick with the 0.9 Natural Power (CNG) engine.
The list of CNG vehicles in this year’s competition opens Lancia Ypsilon EcoChick, equipped with 0.9 Natural Power unit. The goal is practically one – victory in the general classification. Analysis of the catalogue data provides a solid foundation for so. This gas engine needs only 3,6 m3 for driving 100 kilometers in the outside urban areas, which at current prices is the cost of running over 100 kilometers at the level of 10,18 PLN.
Lancia Ypsilon shall be exposed by Fiat Auto Poland, and the car shall be driven by a representative of the company – Wojciech Morawiec, winner of the VIII Economy Super Test in 2011.
Opel Zafira 1.6 CNG – cost – effective and attractive family car.
The start of Opel Zafira B 1.6 CNG with the OPC sport package is going to be equally interesting. The previous generation of this comfortable and family car has already proven its potential in the field of fuel – efficient driving – during the VII Economy Super Test in 2010. Another edition of the model is about to prove that driving this vehicle is not only cheap but also comfortable.
For the first time, to verify the data of combustion on board the vehicle, a special system of vehicle location and of the fuel burned shall be installed, provided by GANNET Guard Systems. An authorized representative of Opel – Auto Łomianki – shall be the technical partner of the Opel Zafira CNG performance.
Start of Opel Zafira CNG also deserves special attention due to the fact that the car shall be refueled directly with the use of a BRC FuelMaker household compressor.
Opel Combo 1.4 CNG – one of the most fuel-efficient vans in its class!
Another novelty during the Economy Super Test shall be Opel Combo, equipped with a 1.4 CNG engine. This vehicle has been factory – equipped with a system for supplying with clean and inexpensive methane. By exposing this interesting utility Opel car, we hope to get the best result in terms of the cost of using transport capabilities.
Opel Combo 1.4 CNG shall be exposed to competition by ASF, a distributor of CNG Coltri compressors and the CNG Aspro stations in Poland. The authorized representative of Opel – Auto Łomianki shall be the technical partner.
Fiat Ducato 3.0 Natural Power – the most popular and the most economical in the MAX class
During the X Economy Super Test, the most popular van on the Polish market – Fiat Ducato in version 3.0 Natural Power is also going to prove its real usability. This economical to use utility car burst onto the Polish CNG market, immediately taking the lead in sale. It is highly probable that in the direct fight it will be unbeatable – among others in the costs of transporting 1m3 of load.
Fiat Ducato 3.0 Natural Power shall be exposed by the distributor of Fiat Professional in Poland. During the rally, the car shall be driven by Andrzej Bagniewski (NGV Association Poland), winner of the VII Economy Super Test in 2010. Representative of the portal etransport.pl shall go in the role of pilot.
The NGV Association Poland organizes the show of cars in the X Economy Super Test. The portal cng.auto.pl is a strategic partner of the show of CNG teams.
The performance of ecological and cost – effective cars fueled by methane in the X Economy Super Test was fostered by the Automotive Industry Institute and the University of Customs and Logistics in Warsaw.
Fleet magazine ‘FLOTA’ (FLEET), autogas industry magazine ‘Czas na Gaz’ (Time for Gas) and transport industry portal – etransport.pl were the media partners of the event.
Partners of the performance of CNG cars in the X Economy Super Test
The test of economy of CNG vehicles organized by us would not be possible without the support of our partners
Main Sponsor and Strategic Partner of the Start of Vehicles supplied with CNG:
Polish Oil and Gas Company SA – funding the Start of Vehicles supplied with CNG.
ASF – distributor of Coltri CNG compressors – Opel Combo 1.4 CNG;
Fiat Professional – exposing the car Ducato Natural Power;
GANNET Gurad Systems – the provider of solutions in terms of geolocation of vehicles;
kompresorCNG.pl – distributor of BRC FuelMaker units – domestic refueling of Opel Zafira CNG;
Lancia (the Fiat Group) – start of Lancia Ypsilon EcoChick CNG – Natural Power;
Opel Auto Łomianki – Technical Collaborates of the performances of Combo and Zafira CNG.