Diesel engines are still king on German roads with almost half of all new vehicle sales thanks in large part to their thirty percent fuel economy advantage in a land of $6-7 a gallon gasoline. Vehicles fueled by compressed natural gas still hold a minuscule share but the numbers are growing. In 2006, the number of CNG vehicles on the road in Germany jumped by forty percent to 54,772 registered vehicles. The lower fuel cost gives them a fifty percent cost advantage over gasoline engines and thirty percent compared to diesels. Unfortunately, refueling stations are still in short supply in Germany, so you may want something like the Phill to fuel up at home.

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