Governors Pushing for Growth in NGVs

Chrysler Ram with CNG Option

The Detroit News - July 16, 2012

State gov­er­nors are advo­cat­ing growth of nat­ural gas vehi­cles as a more envi­ron­men­tally friendly fuel source at about half the cost. Okla­homa Gov. Mary Fallin, Col­orado Gov. John Hick­en­looper, Okla­homa Sec­re­tary of Energy Michael Ming and Okla­homa Sec­re­tary of Com­merce Dave Lopez vis­ited Detroit on Mon­day to meet with automak­ers and push for CNG vehi­cles in a multi-state com­pressed nat­ural gas (CNG) vehi­cle initiative.

In April, gov­er­nors from 13 states sent let­ters to automak­ers in the U.S express­ing com­mit­ment to explore ways to pur­chase more CNG vehi­cles for state fleets. Gov­er­nors vis­it­ing Detroit were seek­ing to estab­lish demand and incen­tives for mak­ers to design and sell CNGs for use by pub­lic fleets and con­sumers. Sev­eral states are look­ing for­ward to growth in nat­ural gas vehi­cle sales and fuel­ing infra­struc­tures for job growth, emis­sions reduc­tions, and reduc­ing for­eign oil imports.