Dual Fuel NGV and ICE Vehicles Displayed at ACT Expo

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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