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.

Freightliner Adds 12-Liter Natural Gas Power to 114SD Severe-Duty Model

The 114SD, built on Freightliner’s severe-duty platform, now offers 12-liter natural gas power. Photo: Freightliner

The increased output of the Cummins-Westport ISX12 G will open new markets to the 114SD, including mixer, dump, and roll-off applications. At 400 horsepower and 1,450 pounds-feet, the IXS12 G is an ideal engine for the severe-duty market, where natural gas is fast becoming an alternative to diesel fuel.

Cruze CNG Conversion Arriving This Fall

Photo courtesy of GM.

Fleet managers looking for more choice of compact cars powered by natural gas should be able to purchase a dedicated CNG Chevrolet Cruze in the fall.

Weights and Measures Conference Fails to OK LNG Standard

Photo via TruckPR/Flickr.

After regulators failed to agree to a nationally recognized, gallon-equivalent measure for sales of liquefied natural gas, fleets that rely on LNG-fueled vehicles will continue to face a state-by-state patchwork of standards for at least one more year.

Indiana CNG Tax Break Earns Recognition

Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition Executive Director Kellie Walsh (left) and Indiana Rep. Randy Frye (far right) celebrate passage of legislation to support the use of alternative fuels.

The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition worked with a state representative to boost fleet incentives to use natural-gas vehicles.

Connecticut Leads LNG Revolution on East Coast

The GNHCCC manages a combined LNG- and CNG-fueling facility.

For the past two decades, the Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition (GNHCCC) has worked to make fleets in Connecticut and surrounding states more efficient and sustainable.

A Fleet Manager's Guide to Switching to Natural Gas Medium-Duty Trucks

Queens-based Ferrara Brothers Building Materials employs a Kenworth T440 CNG truck equipped with the 8.9L Cummins Westport ISL engine to haul cement around New York City.

Fleet managers must consider a wide range of options when deciding on converting their truck fleet to natural gas.

Westport to Offer Dedicated CNG Transit Van, Cutaway

Ford Transit Van. Photo courtesy of Westport.

Westport will offer the 2015 Ford Transit van and cutaway as dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) models, the vehicle modifier has announced.

NW Natural to Test 'Absorbed' Storage Systems

NW Natural will test new CNG tank technology from EnerG2 to see whether it’s viable in real-world scenarios, particularly for fleet applications. Photo: NW Natural

Natural gas tanks and compressors have been fairly standardized in the past few years due to the pressure needed to fill an on-board tank. But, a new tank could drastically change the market.

Report: Fleet Natural Gas Vehicle Adoption Slow

Commercial fleets have been slow to add natural gas vehicles to their fleets globally due to the significant upfront purchase cost and relatively high cost of conversion, according to a new research report.

VNG Adds CNG Fueling Station in Pa.

Photo courtesy of VNG.CO.

VNG.CO is installing a compressed natural gas fueling station in Philadelphia that would serve commercial fleets as well as retail customers.

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