Dual Fuel NGV and ICE Vehicles Displayed at ACT Expo

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SITUATION:

  • Americas Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) and the American Gas Association (AGA) unveiled the Add Natural Gas campaign involving six dual fuel demonstration vehicles at the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Washington, DC.
  • The six vehicles demonstrate that technology available now can power a diverse slate of vehicles with abundant, domestic natural gas, without compromising the vehicles’ performance.
  • The vehicles—a BMW X3, Chrysler 300, Ford Mustang GT, GMC Acadia, Honda CRV, Hyundai Sonata—were converted to run on natural gas and gasoline.

SIGNIFICANCE:

  • The campaign also highlights a potential role for natural gas home refueling appliances, which connects to a residential home’s existing natural gas line.
  • These appliances would make natural gas vehicle ownership more convenient and reliable for consumers by improving access to infrastructure.
  • The vehicles were purchased from dealerships and then converted by engineering service providers and natural gas up-fitters to run on natural gas.
  • They employ dual-fuel powertrains that can transition seamlessly between gasoline and natural gas, as demanded by driving conditions and fuel levels.

SOURCE:  Add Natural Gas

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