There’s plenty of natural gas in the U.S., so why aren’t there more natural gas cars? In 2012, the U.S. became the largest producer of natural gas in the world, with domestic reserves supporting production for as long as a century.
“Natural gas has remained an inexpensive fuel versus diesel and gasoline, and a large number of operators of commercial bus, taxi, and trash truck fleets have migrated to this cleaner burning alternative over the past several years. However, natural gas cars are almost as scarce today as they were a decade ago.”
Of the more than 12 million natural gas cars on the planet, less than 300,000 are in North America. The vast majority of them are either commercial or government vehicles, heavy-duty trucks, or gasoline-powered that have been converted to CNG. So far, that doesn’t look like it’s going to change anytime soon.
While consumers have yet to catch on to natural gas vehicles, fleets and commercial operations are quickly switching to the more efficient and convenient option of natural gas.
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