Together with our partners, we are always looking for the most sustainable solutions for you and your fleet.
In addition, we keep a close eye on the latest technological developments and the rapidly changing insights in the energy market.
Compressed natural gas (CNG) is an interesting alternative to traditional fuels. This natural gas, which comes from the distribution network and is also used for cooking or heating, is put under high pressure before it is injected into the vehicle's tank. This tank is built into the chassis of the vehicle, next to a petrol tank.
As a result, these bi-fuel vehicles have an autonomy and driving comfort that is comparable to vehicles using traditional fuels.
The price of CNG is 30% lower than that of other fuels and has shown stability for a long time. There are also financial incentives to encourage the purchase of CNG vehicles
CNG vehicles emit practically no fine dust (-95%). NOx, which is partly responsible for respiratory diseases and smog alarms, are reduced by 90%.
CO2 emissions are 27% lower than for a petrol vehicle and 12% lower than for diesel. CNG vehicles are also quieter.
The way of supplying CNG filling stations is more ecological as it is done through the natural gas network and not through trucks.
The manufacturers apply the strictest standards in the manufactoring of the vehicles and the gas tanks meet all safety requirements.
Methane has the characteristic of being lighter than air and this evaporates in the event of a leak. Access to underground car parks is therefore nor prohibited for these vehicles.
CNG should not be confused with Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG), a better-known fuel at present which is a by-product of oil and therefore does not offer the same environmental benefits as CNG.
In Belgium there are currently 123 stations for CNG and 12 for LNG. This will only increase in the coming years. 'Driving and refuelling is just as easy with gas as with petrol and diesel. CNG is mainly intended for passenger transport and light loads.' Says Didier Hendrickx, PR Manager at GAS.be.
(Source: De Tijd)
(Source: De Tijd)
The risk of failure is greater for electric vehicles than for CNG vehicles, due to the possible battery problems that can occur for electric vehicles. The TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of a refrigerated CNG van is also lower than in the electrical version. This makes CNG even more interesting. In addition, the difference between a fuel version and a CNG version is not particularly large.
In the near future, the market also excpects even greater environmental benefits from CNG-Hybrid vehicles running on gas/electricity, and greater production of bio-CNG.
(Source: De Tijd)
AdBlue is a mixture of 32.5% technical Urea and 67.5% demineralised water. This high-quality product is injected in doses into the exhaust of modern diesel vehicles and, together with the catalytic converter, ensures that the harmful NOx is reduced by more than 85%.
The harmful NOx (nitrogen oxides) are thus converted into pure nitrogen and water.
In our extensive network of stations, there are plenty of opportunities to fill up with AdBlue in the BENELUX, so that together we can create an environmentally friendly environment.
More and more people chose to drive electrically, which is why the demand for charging stations increases every year. That's why CAPS wants to offer their customers an extensive network of charging stations in Belgium wit the CAPS HYBRID CARD and the new cooperation with BlueCorner.