Volkswagen has stated they could launch CNG cars in India if government policies help.
With the BS6 emission norms set to kick in from April 2020, it is unclear whether Volkswagen is going to upgrade their diesel engines to comply with the norms. The automaker has stated they can launch CNG vehicles in India if the government’s policies are clear.
Volkswagen sells a significant number of natural gas vehicles globally and is a major player so they can adopt this fuel in their Indian vehicles very quickly. However, the company stated that since they have a lesser market share in India, they cannot invest in each and every technology which is why they want some clear guidelines from the government before launching CNG cars.
Stefen Knapp, Director VW Passenger Cars India stated that if the government pushes for adoption of CNG across the country, increase the import of the fuel and buy more CNG vehicles for its fleets, only then would it make business sense for Volkswagen to invest in CNG for India.
Currently, 60% of the automaker’s sales come from petrol vehicles and they are uncertain regarding the future of their diesel cars in India.
Volkswagen CNG Cars
– Volkswagen sells a lot of CNG models globally
– Considering launching CNG variants of their cars in India
– 60% of their sales come from petrol models
Source – ETAuto.com