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CNG on the road: broad range and dense network

  • Broad range of CNG models under the Volkswagen Group brands VW, Audi, SEAT and Skoda, covering to a wide array of customer demands
  • OMV & Porsche Holding: fill up free for one year when you buy a CNG car
  • OMV investing up to EUR 10 mn in upgrades of existing dispensers and needs-driven network expansion 
  • Ecofriendly mobility with good availability

Vienna, June 3, 2019: Hans Peter Schützinger, CEO of Porsche Holding Salzburg and Rainer Seele, OMV Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, gave a joint press conference at the OMV headquarter in which they focused on the role gas can play in our future energy, as well as the significance of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) for mobility.

The IEA World Energy Outlook 2018 “New Policy Scenario” forecasts a sharp growth for the global gas market. A surge in demand for gas of up to 43% is expected by 2040 – meaning that gas will rise faster than overall energy demand. Demand for gas in the Asia-Pacific region is set to rise more than two-fold. Gas has a key role to play as a replacement for coal and nuclear in contributing to global climate targets and safeguarding security of supply.

Opting for gas in passenger transport also brings with it significant savings. Up to 23% less CO2, 75% less nitrogen oxide and a 98% fall in particulate emissions – these are all powerful environmental arguments in favor of CNG-powered vehicles. A comprehensive network of 160 CNG filling stations (of which 54 OMV) in Austria, fast fueling times, running-cost reductions of up to 50% and a wide range of models are all adding to the appeal of CNG vehicles. In addition, OMV is investing up to EUR 10 mn in the CNG network, with plans to upgrade the existing dispensers and expand the network on the basis of customer needs.

Rainer Seele, OMV Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO: “Gas holds huge potential; it is an all-rounder, which makes it a trailblazer for an environmentally sound energy future that is safe and secure. I'm delighted to be able to promote the issue of CNG together with Porsche-Holding. In the mobility sector, the use of gas is a clear choice for cutting CO2 nitrogen oxide and particulate emissions, as well as providing numerous other benefits for our customers.”

The Volkswagen Group offers a range of different CNG models under the brands Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Audi, SEAT and SKODA. From compact to spacious, affordable to extravagant, there's something for everyone. CNG models at a glance: VW up! CNG, VW Polo TGI, VW Golf TGI Blue Motion, VW Golf Variant TGI Blue Motion, VW Caddy TGI Blue Motion, VW Caddy Maxi TGI Blue Motion, Audi A3 Sportback g-tron, Audi A5 Sportback g-tron, SEAT Ibiza TGI, SEAT Arona TGI, SEAT Leon 1.5 TGI, SEAT Leon ST 1.5 TGI and SKODA OCTAVIA Combi G-TEC.

Hans Peter Schützinger, CEO of Porsche Holding Salzburg: “The immediate availability has made CNG into a crucial building block of the Volkswagen Group's overall strategy for the environmental mobility of the future. CNG also wins out in terms of economic feasibility and we offer a broad range of CNG options. We appreciate having OMV as a strong partner who will secure reliable CNG supply long-term.”

Together, OMV and Porsche Holding are offering a special deal for those considering a CNG vehicle: if you buy a CNG model under one of the Volkswagen brands VW, Audi, SEAT or Skoda, you can fill up with CNG for free at OMV filling stations for your entire first year*.

*Valid for annual mileage of 15,000 km; offer valid until revocation.

Background information:

OMV Aktiengesellschaft
OMV produces and markets oil and gas, innovative energy and high-end petrochemical solutions – in a responsible way. With Group sales of EUR 23 bn and a workforce of more than 20,000 employees in 2018, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. In Upstream, OMV has a strong base in Romania and Austria as part of the Central and Eastern Europe core region as well as a balanced international portfolio, with Russia, North Sea, Middle East and Africa as well as Asia-Pacific as further core regions. 2018 daily production stood at approximately 427,000 boe/d. In Downstream, OMV operates three refineries with a total annual processing capacity of 17.8 mn tons and more than 2,000 filling stations in ten countries. OMV runs gas storage facilities in Austria and Germany; its subsidiary Gas Connect Austria GmbH operates a gas pipeline network in Austria. In 2018, gas sales volumes amounted to around 114 TWh. Sustainability is an integral part of the corporate strategy. OMV is set to invest EUR 500 mn in innovative energy solutions by 2025.

Porsche Holding Salzburg
Porsche Holding GmbH, headquartered in Salzburg, has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG since March 1, 2011, and operates in the fields of wholesale, retail, financial services and IT system development. The Salzburg trading firm was founded in 1949 and at the end of 2018 it was active in 28 countries in Austria, Western and South-Eastern Europe, Columbia, Chile, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Japan.
In 2018, Porsche Holding GmbH sold 743,000 new vehicles through its wholesale and retail channels and the workforce grew to 30,900. Revenue totaled EUR 20.4 bn in 2018. 


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OMV Investor Relations: Florian Greger, Tel.: +43 1 40440 21600, e-mail: investor.relations@omv.com 

    
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