You’re heard the arguments against using natural gas in trucking. Range limitations, as well as weight and fuel tank configuration, are the primary issues.
Yet the industry as a whole seems to have decided that the advantages of using natural gas outweigh any problems. The United States has the largest natural gas reserves in the world, making the fuel cheaper for North American operators, as well as a more secure energy source given today’s geopolitical realities. Even better, natural gas has been used in industrial applications and, to a limited degree, automotive applications for decades. It’s a proven technology, and one that industry leader Westport Innovations feels soon will find its way into a wide variety of transportation niches – including marine and rail.
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