Natural gas can be used in all classes of vehicles – motorcycles, cars, vans, light and heavy duty trucks, buses, lift trucks, locomotives, even ships and ferries. Natural gas can be used either by converting an existing gasoline or diesel engine, or by using a purpose built natural gas engine.
Benefits of natural gas vehicles include:
With these benefits, its easy to see why natural gas vehicle (NGV) numbers have more than doubled in the last 5 years alone. There are currently more than 15 million NGVs worldwide (December 2011) and NGV Global is projecting that this will increase at least five-fold, to more than 65 million natural gas vehicles by 2020.