Mercedes Benz India has dropped the plans of launching the CNG variants of its premium cars in India because of the scarcity of filling stations and the long queues at the CNG filling stations which mostly comprised of Auto Rickshaws & Taxi Cabs.
According to Company’s MD & CEO, Wilfried Aulbur,
Do you want to be in a long list of three-wheelers to finally get to the filling station and wait till your tank is filled? That will be long waiting for our customers”
The automaker was testing a CNG variant of its popular E-Class till last year. According to estimates, the CNG version’s mileage would have been 18-20 kilometers per kilogram of CNG costing Rs 21. Petrol sells at Rs 44.63 per litre in Delhi.