Natural Gas-Powered Cars and Trucks: Options and Issues by Hayley Ackerman

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Cunningham et al. Natural Gas for Cars and Trucks: Options and Challenges 23 Other Federal Legislation Other pending legislation affecting natural gas vehicles includes:      S. 2065, Alternative Fuel Vehicle Act (originally introduced as S. 1355), seeks to provide parity for dual-fuel natural gas vehicles with electric vehicles and dedicated natural gas vehicles under the federal CAFE standards and greenhouse gas regulations. Current law provides limited incentives for dual-fuel natural gas vehicles.

This goal allows the government to utilize all the advantages of CNG, including long-term costeffectiveness, more-consistent operational costs, increased energy security, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, reduced local air pollution, and reduced noise pollution. A forthcoming report will focus on private fleets that are suited well for CNG, such as taxi cabs and delivery trucks. VICE MODEL BASELINE PARAMETERS This analysis uses multiple input variables to simulate the financial circumstances faced by municipal fleets.

83 Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the primary greenhouse gas emitted by motor vehicles. However, nitrogen oxides and methane are also greenhouse gases. As natural gas is primarily methane, emissions from the extraction, transportation, and delivery of natural gas to a vehicle, as well as leakage from the vehicle, are potential sources of additional emissions as discussed below. html. 85 The analysis found a similar reduction for CNG SUVs relative to gasoline and diesel SUVs. S. pdf. 86 For more information on lifecycle emissions analysis, see CRS Report R42537, Canadian Oil Sands: Life-Cycle Assessments of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, by Richard K.

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