Your next VW vehicles might arrive in an LNG powered vehicle carrier by the year 2019.
Since the emission scandal uprooted the image of Volkswagen, the company is trying really hard to make up for everything that is lost. This is the reason that VW is actually planning to introduce EVs on a larger scale in the coming years. Many a number of new models that will work on electronic module will be introduced until the year 2020 by the company.
Along with that VW is making sure that its transportation of “goods” also becomes environmental friendly. This is the reason that they have made a new move to make the shipping of new vehicles clean for environment too. The company is shunning the conservative diesel powered ships that were used earlier to carry the cars from place to other.
From the year 2019, the company will make use of two natural gas powered car carriers which will be provided by Siem Car Carriers, according to AutoBlog. The carriers will be used to transport vehicles between the regions of Europe and North America. The LNG ships and carriers are pretty environmental friendly if compared to the diesel ships. They emit 25 percent less CO2 and NOx up to 30 percent.
They emit less particulate matter up to 60 percent and less Sulfur oxide almost equal to 100 percent. This is an impressive statistical data. However if we compare to the carbon footprint that VW already has placed on earth, then this data still looks really less for compensation.
The two carrier ships have the tendency of shipping 4,500 vehicles at a single time. However to make for the annual demand and shipping of VW vehicles, the ships will need to make 134 rounds each year. This kind of movement on the whole won’t help in conserving energy and won’t be really green for environment.