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Re: filler up?

Makes more sense than a battery.




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<span style="font-style: italic">
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.



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So what?

I started the current job in 1999. We had pick-up trucks that did that then. Last truck was turned in about 1.5 years ago.

The truck worked fine and you could be going down the road and flip the switch. No hic-up's or power loss - nothing. The technology is old, the consumer interest is new.

Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.
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The key to NG powered pick ups will be the infrastructer of places to fill them up. I know of one gas station in our area in the process of putting a fueling depot in for NG.

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I believe there is a kit/pump station that you can put in your garage. If you have a well on your property and have more free gas allotted to you than you can use this would be a great investment.

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Wonder how natural gas is going to be taxed if it is for highway use?

Wonder if anyone will every put something like this together with a hybrid? I would think it would be a big selling point as well.
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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


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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.
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