GAIL’s CNG car, the car rally, draws attention to alternatives beyond electric vehicles

GAIL Gas Limited, led by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), organized a Saksham CNG Car & Auto Rally in the city on Saturday to raise awareness of petroleum product conservation and efficient use of compressed natural gas to sharpen gas (CNG) as a fuel.

The car rally was deregistered from the Software Park GAIL Gas COCO CNG filling station in Budigere.

The theme of the event was based on “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav through green and clean energy”.

More than 25 CNG vehicles took part in the rally promoting the use of CNG.

The event is aligned with the government’s ambitious energy vision and aims to help others make informed energy decisions, said a GAIL spokesman.

In the city, GAIL Gas Limited has 42 CNG stations that supply the fuel for the transport sector.

CNG is considered an efficient, environmentally friendly and economical fuel and is around 30% cheaper per liter than diesel.

Cars that run on CNG emit 30% less carbon dioxide and 80% less carbon monoxide than diesel or petrol variants.

CNG vehicles produce 44% fewer hydrocarbons compared to gasoline-powered vehicles.

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