Regular readers will be familiar with my frustration at not being able to buy natural gas vehicles in Australia (previous post) when they are readily available in the US and Europe. It makes perfect sense to me to be able to refuel your vehicle at home from a cleaner and cheaper source of energy whose infrastructure is already in place. The good news is that FuelMaker Corporation are slowly expanding the number of countries into which they market their Phill natural gas home refueling appliance.
Phill is now commercially available in the Netherlands. FuelMaker are collaborating with General Motors (GM) to introduce Phill in the country as part of GM’s new marketing initiative of its natural gas version of the Opel Combo and Zafira. This GM initiative will involve promoting the Combo or Zafira and Phill together as a package and will help potential customers choose a natural gas vehicle (NGV) over petrol or diesel powered versions.
According to FuelMaker, Phill is now commercially available in Italy, France, Poland, the Czech Republic, Finland and the United States. Phill will soon be available in Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Barbados, the U.K., Australia, Lithuania, and Pakistan.
Source: NGV Global