The Finnish Lynx snowmobile factory of Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) has developed the world’s first natural gas-powered snowmobile. The Lynx-branded model is to be sold mainly to central European skiing resorts, which requested the development of a gas-powered alternative a couple of years ago.
Using natural gas instead of gasoline as fuel is said to significantly cuts emissions as well as engine noise. Further, natural gas is up to 70 per cent cheaper than gasoline in Europe. In Austria, for example, there are about 40 natural gas filling stations.