28 Aug '14, 11am

Why Aren't Natural Gas-Powered Long-Haul Semi Trucks Selling Better?

By Stephen Edelstein 545 views Aug 28, 2014 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Clean Energy Fuels natural gas refueling station Long Beach, California. Enlarge Photo We will likely never see battery-electric trucks enter the long-haul freight mainstream, but other alternatives to diesel fuel exist today. One is natural gas, which comes with fewer packaging and range constraints than electric propulsion--and a ready and growing domestic supply of the fuel. So why aren't natural gas-powered trucks selling better? It's all about another kind of green: money Natural-gas trucks just don't make financial sense for many fleet operators, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal (subscription required). First, a natural-gas vehicle carries an average $50,000 premium over a typical heavy-duty diesel truck, which usually costs about $150,000. In theory, tha...

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