More Natural Gas Vehicles To Hit the Highway Later this Year -via Denver Post
“DETROIT — More natural-gas-powered vehicles will hit the market soon, as rising gasoline prices, booming natural-gas production and proposed tax credits make them a more attractive option. But they’re a long way from being a common sight in U.S. driveways.
Starting in July, Chrysler will sell a Ram 2500 Heavy Duty pickup that runs on compressed natural gas. The truck has both gasoline and natural-gas storage tanks, and the engine shifts automatically between the two without the driver needing to push a switch. The truck can run for 255 miles on natural gas, and the range is extended to 367 miles using gasoline. Once the CNG tanks are empty, the vehicle shifts to gasoline. The dashboard has gauges for both fuels.”