CNG kits for automatic scooters launched

02/01/2017 - 15:45 | ,   | Neelanjan Chakraborty

CNG kits for two wheelers will translate to a cheaper running cost and lowered emission.

With rising costs of petrol, people are busy looking for alternate sources of fuel for powering urban commutes. To make this a reality, Mahanagar Gas Ltd, in association with Eco Fuel, have launched a CNG conversion kit automatic scooters in India.

CNG kit for scooters front
Mahanagar Gas Ltd has launched CNG kits for automatic scooters in association with Eco Fuel.

This kit has been developed in collaboration with Lovato and has an approval from iCAT, Gurgaon. Another brand, ITUK, has a clearance from ARAI, Pune. Lovato has got approval for 18 Scooter models of various manufacturers present in the market. The list of scooters include:

  • Hero Duet
  • TVS Jupiter
  • Hero Maestro
  • TVS Scooty Zest
  • Hero Pleasure
  • TVS Wego
  • Honda Activa 125
  • Vespa 125
  • Honda Dio
  • Yamaha Alpha
  • Mahindra Duro DZ
  • Yamaha Fascino
  • Mahindra Gusto
  • Yamaha Ray
  • Mahindra Gusto 125
  • Suzuki Access
  • Suzuki Let’s
  • Suzuki Swish

The kit includes two CNG cylinders of 1.2 kg with a range of 110 km per fill. Running costs are claimed to translate to approximately INR 0.60 per kilometer. That’s significantly less than the price for petrol driven scooters.

CNG kit for scooters rear
The CNG kits for automatic scooters help reduce running costs to just INR 0.60/km.

Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has been conducting trial runs of a CNG-powered Honda Activa in Delhi since last year. This project has proven to be successful by GAIL’s collaboration and the scooters are being used by a few food delivery services as a test project.

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