The largest domestic producer of cargo equipment KAMAZ opposes the abolition of customs duties and disposal collection for imported commercial vehicles working on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

In February, the first two KAMAZ-5490 vehicles on LNG and two cryogenic tanks were manufactured at Kamaz-5490. In March, four more units of such equipment were produced. The technical characteristics of these models are not inferior to diesel analogues, have the power of the engine 400 hp. And autonomous mileage with full loading more than 1,400 km.

The power system includes a cryogenic capacity where gas is stored at a temperature of minus 160 degrees. It is also worth noting a set of high-tech components for the transformation of LNG into normal condition and security and other features of vehicles.

LNG, compared with compressed (compressed) gas, more advanced technology. 1 L LNG corresponds to 5 cubic meters. m Gaza, which gives a greater effect on a unit volume of a tank or cylinder, mileage with a full LNG tank is greater than with a gas cylinder 2-2.5 times. At the same time gas fuel cheaper than dieselos.

Why is this direction interested for Kamaz and his consumer-cargo transporters? Modern tractors of this modification are allowed by saving fuel to radically reduce the cost of ownership and ensure their owners of significant advantages on the highly competitive market of main traffic.

«The greatest effect of the use of natural gas is achieved on trunk tractors, as they are spent 3-4 times more fuel than other types of road transport. And we are talking not only about the economy of this type of fuel, which is important for carriers, but also on environmental friendliness. Therefore, the program of the priority development of KAMAZ-5490 tractors in the natural gas is being implemented on the KAMAZ, «Evgeny Pronin noted the director of gas engineering technology. — Considering that the network of gas gas stations on the main roads is in the formation stage and is not yet sufficiently dense, the company, first of all, was organized serial production of gas production KAMAZ-5490 on a compresented natural gas (CPG), which are in great demand and They have already been released for more than five thousand. «

The head also noted that now the main trend in car main transport is in the transition to the use of liquefied gas. LNG as motor fuel in Russia is practically not used. One of the main reasons is the lack of a cryoiz network (LNG-filling). According to the state program «Development of Energy» until 2030, 200 such fasters should appear in Russia.

In addition to the tractor, the prospects for LNG fuel has a segment of passenger traffic. One of the first bus models created MAZ.

However, as domestic practice shows, the network of gas refills is created very slowly. Thus, on the initiative of Gazprom in Russia, a program for the development of a gas gas dressing network for transport operating on a compressed or compressed natural gas (CPG) operates for many years. In particular, buses in several regions are transferred to gas engine fuel. Now in Russia about 500 gas stations, their number has doubled since 2013, but in terms of one city Network Kutsaya. In Moscow, only 12 such refills. The CPG-refueling network belongs to Gazprom, in addition, for it this is an additional market for gas sales, but tonight.

The company NOVATEK was taken for the development of the cryoise network. «In our plans — to provide a road corridor from St. Petersburg to Chelyabinsk completely LNG-refueling for translation, primarily a heavy truck for liquefied natural gas. Also, LNG also plays a large role in the gasification of remote areas, where long gas pipelines are unprofitably. The plant can bring gas as much as it is specifically necessary at this time to this consumer, «Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman of the Board, noted Leonid Michelson at the opening of the LNG Mini-Plant in Magnitogorsk of the Chelyabinsk region.

While the only tractor in Russia on liquefied gas produces KAMAZ. The resetting of duties and the sublissor would start the stronger than it. From here and the reluctance to let the technique of foreign automakers on the Russian market. In turn, they offer the government of the country until 2025 to cancel the imported customs duties and the utilization fee for imported commercial vehicles on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The interests of the largest players from different industries are faced. The offer comes from foreign manufacturers of LNG tray, it supports Gazprom. After all, zeroing or weakening duties for LNG technique will first of all contribute to the increase in the consumption of LNG inside the country, rather than the development of relevant technologies in the domestic automotive industry. » It would be an unprecedented measure: no view of the imported vehicles is no longer released from duties and scrap. «The import duty is 5% of their value, the subtle is up to 1 million rubles. LNG tray for about 3 million rubles. More expensive diesel, so the abolition of the scrap will compensate for the difference.

Technologically gas engine and LNG tractors are not very different. Earlier than KAMAZ, such trucks operating on LNG fuel presented MAZ.