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One problem many potential buyers have with a vehicle powered by natural gas is the range anxiety thatís oh-so-familiar to electric car buyers. Looking to quell that anxiety, GM has just announced that its 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD models will now be available with a bi-fuel system that allows the trucks to operate seamlessly on either compressed natural gas (CNG), or conventional gasoline.
they're way ahead of you ! Pa State Motyor fuels tax..
The Alternative Fuels Tax applies to any fuel not taxable as liquid fuels or fuels, including natural gas, compressed natural gas, liquid propane gas, liquified petroleum gas, alcohols, gasoline-alcohol mixtures containing at least 85 percent alcohol by volume, hydrogen and electricity. For taxation, each alternative fuel is converted to a gasoline gallon equivalent, and the tax rate applied to the gasoline gallon equivalent equals the current gas tax
The technology is old, the consumer interest is new.
Interest has always been there the cost and availability of fuel has held it back. Fleets with access have been running on this for year like you said. But now you maybe able to have a fuel point right at home in a short time and the production cost will go down as the demand picks up. Waugh!
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The auto industry has a big PR issue to resolve as well. That being the fear many will have of going up in flames in even a minor accident. NG is compressed at high pressures in this application. The industry is going to have to ensure - fully, that the vehicles are safe for over the road.
Second, the mileage per tank is going to have to increase - a lot. At least as to what I am familiar with. That said, even if this fuel is used for local travel and local delivery / business, it will be a huge gain.
Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.