PGO Cévennes Turbo-CNG to debut in Geneva
PGO Automobiles will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show the Cévennes Turbo-CNG roadster, a model powered by a methane (biogas/natural gas)-fuelled turbo engine.
The Cévennes Turbo-CNG is powered by a 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 150 hp at 5,600 rpm, with maximum torque of 210 Nm (155 lb-ft) at 2,300 rpm. The engine is coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Combined cycle fuel consumption is 4.6 kg/100 km (approximately 6.7 liters gasoline equivalent/100 km), and CO2 emissions are approximately 118 g/km. If only biogas is used, the car can be run CO2-neutral.
The Turbo-CNG has a top speed of 130 mph, and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds. The natural gas storage tanks hold 22 kg (132 liters) and the car has a range of 450 kilometers (280 miles).
The Cévennes Turbo-CNG might be produced in series depending on the requests. It will be priced of around €48,000 (US$70,000).