CNG Vehicles In The US  

Posted by Big Gav in , ,

There seems to be a fair amount of enthusiasm for CNG vehicles, based on the comments I see at The Oil Drum. While I remain of the opinion that the sooner we move to an electric transport system, the better off we'll be, I thought I'd point to this article at Auto Blog Green on Natural Gas Vehicle Cooperative launches in three western states.

We know that T. Boone Pickens is a fan of natural gas, but powering vehicles with the clean-burning fossil fuel isn't exactly on the top of Americans' wishlist. The newly-formed Natural Gas Vehicle Purchasing Cooperative (NGV Co-Op), started by CALSTART and operational in three states (Arizona, Nevada and California), will help fleet managers "to quickly identify, locate, and purchase a wide range of light-, medium-, and select heavy- duty natural gas vehicles at the best prices." Most CNG vehicles available today are larger work trucks, so aiming at the fleet market makes sense. The current list of available vehicles includes the following:

* Honda Civic GX;
* Chevrolet Express Van
* Chevrolet Silverado pickup
* GMC Sierra pickup
* GMC Topkick
* Ford E-450 shuttle bus
* Ford Crown Victoria
* Ford F-150
* F-250 pickup
* Ford Van
* Ford E-350 cutaway

The types, makes and models on this list will grow as more vehicles become available, and CALSTART also wants to bring the co-operative bidding process to other locations in the future.

2 comments

Anonymous   says 10:02 AM

Take a look at the new company that can convert your car, truck, or bigrig over to CNG (CNGOutfitters.com). And it's not vehicle specific - they can convert almost any vehicle. They are not EPA certified yet, but it's in the works. You can have a dual fuel vehicle!

Naturalcng vehicles are popular in districts or nations where natural gas is abundant and where the government selects to cost CNG smaller than gasoline.In USA The NGV fleet is made up mostly of transit buses but there are also some government fleet vehicles and vans, as well as increasing number of business trucks replacing diesel versions.As of 2013 the U.S. graded 6th in the world in terms of number of NGV stations

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