November 17th, 2008 at 12:28pm
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With all this talk about alternative fuels, it’s worth taking a look at the one that seems to be catching on in Europe.
In Europe, cars that can run on methane are becoming more and more popular. And Fiat is the most aggressive European manufacturer that’s jumping on that trend. They have a full line-up of methane vehicles.
Now, the company just unveiled a version of the compact car called the Punto that can run on both methane and gasoline. And on methane it only emits 115 grams of CO2 per kilometer, versus 145 when it runs on gasoline.
It only costs 12 Euro to fill the methane tank, which is about $16 bucks, and provides over 180 miles of range. Interestingly, if you fill both the gasoline tank and the methane tank, the car can travel over 600 miles. And this all explains why methane cars in Europe are becoming more popular.