Natural Gas – Conversions, Vehicles and Technology

Natural gas offers reduced emissions and a more affordable fuel choice. This channel covers compressed natural gas vehicle conversions, liquefied natural gas as a fuel source, fuel storage, bi-fuel vehicles, natural gas buses and transit vehicles, technologies used in natural gas fueling systems, and fleets converting their vehicles to this fuel source.

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<p><em>Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.</em></p> Incentives Help Bolster Business Case for NGVs
While not something to depend on, when available, incentives can help reduce the overall cost of a natural gas vehicle (NGV) fleet.
<p><strong>Love&rsquo;s first began providing CNG to heavy-duty drivers in 2012, and has continued to expand its network throughout the U.S., including adding stations in eastern Texas.&nbsp;</strong><em>Photo via Love's</em></p> Touting CNG in the Texas Triangle
In eastern Texas, natural gas has seen successes within the highly traveled corridor linking three huge metro areas.
<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Toyota.</strong></em></p> These Factors Are Impacting Sales of Alternative Fuel Vehicles
While hybrid vehicle sales are increasing, the total percentage of overall sales is not. Alternative-fuel vehicles are still garnering interest, but several factors are impacting sales.
<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Westport</strong></em>.</p> Westport Offers CNG Transit Demos
Westport is giving fleets the opportunity to test compressed natural gas Ford Transit vans before they make an investment. The program has rolled been rolled out nationwide.
<p><strong>Monarch Beverage in Indianapolis retrofitted its large shop with gas-safe light fixtures, methane detectors and ventilation fans as part of a conversion to CNG-powered tractors.&nbsp;</strong><em>Photo: Tom Berg</em></p> Navigating A Natural Gas Shop Conversion
If you’re planning to add natural gas trucks to your fleet, you will likely have to make some modifications to your shop. That exercise could go smoothly or not, depending on how much homework you do in advance.


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Seal-Lok O-Ring NGV Fitting Parker Hannifin's Seal-Lok O-Ring provides reliable fuel conveyance in natural gas applications using an elastomeric seal compound specifically designed to address the needs of the market. View more info
5.5-Kilowatt CNG Generator Cummins Onan's compact 5.5-kilowatt compressed natural gas (CNG) generator provides auxiliary electric and optional hydraulic power for CNG-powered commercial truck fleets. View more info
<p>To satisfy growing customer demands, McNeilus NGEN CNG systems are now available on a wider range of vehicle types &ndash; including construction, delivery, over-the-road, and other severe-duty fleets. (PHOTO: McNEILUS)</p> NGEN CNG System McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., announced an expansion of offerings of its McNeilus Next Generation (NGEN) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) systems. View more info
Skygo Dual Fuel System Approved By EPA The Skygo duel fuel conversion system for Cummins ISX engines has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection agency. View more info
<p><em>Photo via Quantum.</em></p> Quantum and Mainstay Produce Back-of-Cab CNG System Quantum Fuel Systems and Mainstay Fuel Technologies will begin offering back-of-cab compressed natural gas systems for heavy duty trucks as part of an alliance between the two companies. View more info

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