05 Mar '12, 7pm

GM and Chrysler Announce Compressed Natural Gas Pickup Trucks

GM and Chrysler Announce Compressed Natural Gas Pickup Trucks

Natural gas is bad. But gasoline is worse. It's best to avoid burning either of them, but if you need to choose, in general natural gas will get the same work done with less CO2 released in the atmosphere and significantly fewer smog-forming emissions (more details on that below...). That's why many experts think it would be a good idea to have more of the transportation sector running on compressed natural gas (CNG) rather than gasoline and diesel. This especially makes sense for heavier trucks that are harder to electrify because they often carry very heavy charges, making the cost of the batteries required prohibitively expensive for now.For a long time, Honda was almost alone in offering a CNG vehicle in the USA (though many people have been DIY-converting regular cars into CNG-powered vehicles) with its Honda GX. It was long considered the 'cleanest cars' in the US, t...

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