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Old 05-11-2007, 09:31 AM
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Natural gas powered vehicle???

I was reading a little about natural gas powered vehicles yesterday. Anyone have one, or know anyone with one? I guess not many manufacturers are producing them anymore, because it appears they are leaning towards the hydrogen power of the future.
It said something in the article, In California the air the engine su*ks in is more polluted than the air that comes out the exhaust.
On average the vehicles driving ranges were approx 200 miles? But some people noted it costs them about $1.00 a gallon?
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:10 AM
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sizzler has a natural gas powered bote
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:12 AM
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I was reading a little about natural gas powered vehicles yesterday. Anyone have one, or know anyone with one? I guess not many manufacturers are producing them anymore, because it appears they are leaning towards the hydrogen power of the future.
It said something in the article, In California the air the engine su*ks in is more polluted than the air that comes out the exhaust.
On average the vehicles driving ranges were approx 200 miles? But some people noted it costs them about $1.00 a gallon?
200 mile range @ 1.00 per gallon....... how many miles per "gallon" of natural gas would that be?
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:48 AM
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It said the mpgs were equivelent to the gas powered counterpart. So depending on the vehicle it varies.
It also mentioned fuel stations were availble for sale to install in a residential garage for a few thousand bucks. I doubt that was a realistic figure, but either way. I find it interesting.
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:42 PM
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Lot's of them in Atlanta (Buses). They are great - virtually no emissions. You can tell them by the big hump on top (CNG Tank) and complete lack of smoke from the exhaust stack.

MARTA Receives National Natural Gas Vehicle Achievement Award
MARTA has received the National Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Achievement Award recognizing the Authority's outstanding contributions to the advancement of natural gas as a vehicular fuel. The award was presented by the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation (CVEF) and NGVAmerica at the National NGV Conference/Summit held in Ontario, California, earlier this month. Winners are selected by an independent committee of NGV industry suppliers and clean air/vehicle advocates.

MARTA is committed to improving air quality by using alternative-fuel buses that emit 90 percent fewer particles into the air, greatly reducing the negative impact to the environment. MARTA's entire bus fleet is comprised of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and clean diesel buses, which meet all current emissions standards. Any new buses will meet or exceed 2010 federal emissions standards. Each day, MARTA's bus and rail system helps to reduce air pollutants by 3.5 tons (NOX) and 1.8 tons (VOC) by removing thousands of cars from Atlanta roads.
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Old 05-11-2007, 02:49 PM
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jw- Interesting.
Although nothing noted about fuel "savings"....Emissions, I get it. Sounds like a great idea so far.....
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:32 PM
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sizzler has a natural gas powered bote
Nope,it's propane gas or LPG.
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Nope,it's propane gas or LPG.
what is a gallon of natural gas
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:57 PM
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what is a gallon of natural gas
Been working with Natural gas for the last 18 years,never saw liquified NATURAL gas but it does exist.
In cars,all i ever saw of heard is a tank that hold natural gas compressed but still a gas.You can't carry much of it unless you have a giant tank.
Propane is always under its liquid state when commonly use in BBQ,lift trucks,cars and boats and such...
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Old 05-11-2007, 05:11 PM
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OH this is just nonsense, why would anyone want to drive a vehicle that is anything other than diesel? particularly the 3/4 ton truck variety I sure dont understand it.....
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