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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