25 Jun '13, 2pm

OK, folks, THIS ... is both clever & interesting : Prototype Natural-Gas Vehicles Use Gasoline As Range Extender #NGV

OK, folks, THIS ... is both clever & interesting : Prototype Natural-Gas Vehicles Use Gasoline As Range Extender #NGV

So, it has the disadvantages of an range-extended electric vehicle (more complex drive drain, long alt fuel refill time, limited alt fuel refill points and range) and none of the advantages (zero local emissions on alt fuel, ability to run off solar power, superior performance of electric). It's only supposed advantage is upfront cost, but that's not worth speculating on until compressor costs are known. And they will look mighty silly in a few years when natural gas prices rise and battery costs continue to fall. I would be very surprised if they sold 20,000 units.

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1085008_prototype-nat...

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