Refueling with compressed gas (not to be confused with liquefied - propane-butane) in the country, the cat cried. The same number of cars themselves: they are not made, since there is nowhere to refuel. But there are no consumers - they are not building gas stations. Enchanted circle. It can be broken only by joint efforts. So, two large companies, Gazprom and GAZ Group, agreed to invest in the project together. One will build CNG filling stations, the other will roll out cars - then demand will appear. Today, methane is the cheapest fuel. In terms of liters, it comes out three times cheaper than gasoline. A light commercial vehicle (LCV) is better than anyone else for these purposes. It is the owners of delivery trucks that are more interested than others in gas units. For a small entrepreneur, an individual, the cost of operating a machine largely determines the success of a business. And it depends primarily on the price of fuel.
Therefore, the on-board Gazelle-CNG (CNG - Compressed Natural Gas) will be the first on the market.
Four European industry leaders were invited to partners in engineering and equipment supply: OMVL, EMER, Zavoli, Prins. The choice fell on the Italian OMVL, successfully working with GAZ in the production of liquefied gas trucks - LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas). By the way, OMVL and EMER recently became part of the very large international Canadian concern Westport LD. The latter successfully built a Cummins gas engine.
Have you forgotten whose diesel engine has recently been panting under the hood of "gazelles"? I dare to suggest that one day gas diesel will appear with us.
In four cylinders, gas is injected at a pressure of 200 atm for about 10 minutes
In four cylinders, gas is injected at a pressure of 200 atm for about 10 minutes. In four cylinders, gas is injected at a pressure of 200 atm for about 10 minutes.
Cylinders under the frame of one and a half our Orsk Machine-Building Plant. We have not forgotten how to make containers there - all are certified according to European, very strict standards. While Nizhny Novgorod is mounting four steel cylinders for gas injection with a total volume of 43 m3 on the frame. They are heavy, each pulls 53 kg. But if the case burns out, the factory workers are ready to put plastic containers half the mass at the same filling volume. True, the price of tanks will double.
The engine - an adapted and tuned omnivorous UMZ-421647 - is capable of switching from gasoline to gas without delay or interruption. To achieve a confident transition and good performance on both liquid and gaseous fuels, the programmers and calibrators of the Russian company ITELMA had to work hard.
Shut-off valve is a precision product from EMER, a leader in this field. Fire safety of such a system is not lower than that of gasoline cars
Shut-off valve is a precision product from EMER, a leader in this field. Fire safety of such a system is not lower than that of gasoline cars. Shut-off valve is a precision product from EMER, a leader in this field. Fire safety of such a system is not lower than that of gasoline cars.
The motor did not have time to cool down very much, and it turned out to start it on the gas, as soon as the starter engaged with the flywheel. The teal and the engine worked smoothly, steadily, although there was a minus overboard. I played at idle. The failures characteristic of the homegrown installation of gas equipment were not revealed. Maybe they will appear under load during acceleration?
He brought the Gazelle to the track and spurred a lorry. Adequate reaction for the truck - average acceleration, without strain. One feels there is a margin of time. In fifth gear, a car with a ballast of half a ton did not reach the maximum speed of the gasoline version. Gas, although cheap, is not as hot as gas or diesel. Although the price warms me more. On a circle, with loss of engine power, a slightly increased consumption and the need to carry excess weight, the trip all comes out one-time cheaper than two times than on gasoline.
Switching from gas to gas - with a button on the dashboard. The range of gas 300 km, gas 470 km
Switching from gas to gas - with a button on the dashboard. The range of gas 300 km, gas 470 km. Switching from gas to gas - with a button on the dashboard. The range of gas 300 km, gas 470 km.
Using the button on the dashboard I switch to liquid fuel and I feel - the car is noticeably coming to life. But it is unlikely that a prudent owner for the sake of acceleration will begin to burn gasoline on the highway, especially in the city. Expensive. It is really useful only in two cases: when starting up in the cold and when there are no gas stations with methane on the way.