California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership Sets Goal
California will gain 600,000 new natural gas vehicles in the next ten years if the newly formed California Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Partnership gets its way. The public-private partnership includes government air quality, transportation, and energy agencies, together with vehicle and engine manufacturers, natural gas suppliers, vehicle fleet operators, and environmental organizations. For more information, see the California NGV Partnership press release.
The partnership has set three-, five-, and ten-year goals for the growth of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in the state. Its ten-year goals aim to boost the number of California NGVs by a factor of thirty from the current 19,000 NGVs in use in the state. The partnership estimates that roughly a billion gallons of both compressed and liquefied natural gas would need to be dispensed annually to supply those 619,000 vehicles. Source: October 9, 2002 issue of EREN Network News.