Driving with natural gas: cleaner and cheaper
Natural gas is part of our daily lives. We cook with it and use it to heat our houses. And if it was up to us, we’d also drive extensively using CNG (compressed natural gas). At Colruyt Group and DATS 24, we have long been convinced about the compressed form of natural gas that everyone knows. Do you know all the advantages of CNG?
Better for the environment and your wallet
If you choose CNG, your car will emit significantly less CO2, nitrogen oxide and fewer particulates. And no soot, petrol or carcinogens! And on top of all that, CNG is also good for your wallet, because CNG cars are cheaper to fill and consume less than petrol or diesel cars. And in Flanders, you pay no circulation tax (BIV) and no annual road tax until the end of 2020. So with CNG, you kill a lot of birds with one stone!
If you are looking for a car that consumes less and links environmental advantages to affordability and deployability, your best choice today is a car that runs on natural gas.
DATS 24 and Colruyt Group: leading the way in Belgium
CNG has been used as a motor fuel for far longer in our neighbouring countries than here. In Belgium, DATS 24 opened its first CNG fuel station in 2011. Mid-2019 there are 70 stations. Each year we also see a strong growth of the CNG fleet. Numbers of mid-May 2019 indicate about 15,600 vehicles on the road.
CNG: a small step towards hydrogen
Did you know that half of our company vehicles already use alternative energy? The majority of these are CNG vehicles: nearly 2,000 passenger cars, over 130 commercial vehicles, 1 truck and 267 CNH vehicles currently ordered. Most of our replacement vehicles also use CNG.
Between 2016 and May 2019, the Belgian fleet tripled to over 15,000 CNG vehicles
Despite its many benefits, we don’t see CNG as the final destination. In the long term, we see a myriad of opportunities in hydrogen as a clean fuel, once the technology is fully developed and the market is ready.Read more
With this initiative, we contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.