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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