Crash Safety of CNG-Retrofitted Vehicles - The Consequences for Emergency Response Services 2007-01-0679
A changed attitude to environmental concerns together with rising fuel prices has resulted in an increasing demand for alternative forms of fuel for vehicle propulsion. In particular, the registration figures for vehicles powered with compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) show strong growth rates in Europe. Both vehicles originally equipped by the manufacturer and those which are retrofitted are very common. To find out more about the technical- and fire safety of retrofitted cars DEKRA Accident Research carried out a crash test in accordance with FMVSS 301. The results were used to prepare a guide for rescue services.