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NGVs look and perform like any other vehicle. The difference is NGVs operate on natural gas as opposed to a petroleum-based fuel. This makes NGVs a cleaner-burning alternative that produces significantly lower emissions. NVGs typically use one of two varieties of natural gas: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Heavy-duty NGVs with significant weight and range requirements typically fuel up on LNG, which allows them to store more fuel on board with less tank weight.

Thanks to the increasing availability and accessibility of NGVs, buying a natural gas vehicle is not much different than buying a gasoline- or diesel-fueled vehicle. Though the Honda Civic GX is the only production light-duty natural gas vehicle on the market and continues to be voted as the cleanest car in America by the EPA and several other organizations, there are a number of certified “upfit” options that convert gasoline vehicles to natural gas.

For medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, natural gas has been the fuel of choice by vehicle operators including school and transit buses, as well as drayage trucks. Natural gas vehicles provide similar power, torque and fuel range as conventionally fueled vehicles, while providing significantly improved emission benefits and cost reduction. A list of certified equipment suppliers, as well as the many different light-, medium- and heavy-duty natural gas vehicle options is provided below:

Light- and Medium-Duty NGVs
Cutaway
Pickup Trucks
Sedans
Transit and Shuttle
Vans (Cargo and Passenger)
Medium / Heavy Duty NGVs
Refuse Trucks
School Buses
Street Sweeper
Transit Buses
Transit Shuttle
Miscellaneous Trucks (Freight Hauler, Service Trucks, Tractors)

In addition to many different factory-built NGVs, a number of certified equipment suppliers can also be used to convert vehicles to be powered by cleaner-burning natural gas. More detailed information can be found through the following supplier websites:

Suppliers of Approved/Certified Equipment
Altech-Eco
American Power Group, Inc.
Westport
Greenkraft Inc.
IMPCO
Landi Renzo USA
NatGasCar
NGV Motori USA
Omnitek Engineering, Corp.


Source: Clean Cities Guide to Alternative Fuel and Advanced Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Marcellus Shale Coalition NGV Roadmap for Pennsylvania Jobs, Energy Security, and Clean Air

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