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Fleet - Ram 2500 CNG

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Jordan Lock's comment, March 18, 2013 8:17 PM
In the Ram's CNG system your fuel cell has one door like usual although it has two tanks. This vehicle made history of operators choosing which fuel, the vehicle will switch fuels when needed and will show no change in performance to the driver.
Jordan Lock's comment, March 18, 2013 8:23 PM
The Ram 2500 consists of two tanks in a "50ksi high strength steel box" The tanks hold the equivalent amount of CNG as to 18.2 gallons of gas. The vehicle can run about 255 miles on CNG only and with the 32 gallon unleaded tank it can run up to 700 miles on a "tank" (actually 3 tanks). "Each tank features a special CNG cut-off valve for an extra degree of security and uses advanced high-strength steel – similar to that employed in submarine hulls."
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Propane Vehicles Available

Learn more about the availability of propane powered vehicles for 2008.
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Jordan Lock's comment, March 18, 2013 8:35 PM
liquefied petroleum gas commonly known as LPG is exactly what it sounds like. It is propane transformed into a liquid fuel for vehicles. There are over 10 million vehicles running off propane in the world and only 270,000 of those in the U.S.. A propane vehicle can't be bought at your local dealer, however you can pay certified installers to convert your vehicle. These kits cost around $1250-$1650.
Jordan Lock's comment, March 18, 2013 10:39 PM
Current propane technology burns cleaner and better for the environment. "According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, converted propane vehicles are significantly cleaner than gasoline since they offer potentially lower toxic, carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and nonmethane hydrocarbon (NMHC) emissions."
Jordan Lock's comment, March 18, 2013 10:46 PM
Currently there are approximately 2500 places for propane users to fill their tanks, including at least one in all 50 states.
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What is CNG?

What is CNG? | CNG & Propane | Scoop.it
This animation explains what CNG is and tells you about the benefits of this fuel. CNG lets you make savings when refuelling your car and contributes to a better environment.
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LPG - Propane as a Transportation Fuel

LPG - Propane as a Transportation Fuel | CNG & Propane | Scoop.it
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Jordan Lock's comment, March 14, 2013 10:12 AM
LPG stands for Liquified Petroleum Gas, referring to motor fuel propane. LPG is a bi-product of gas manufacturing. LPG, butane, ethane, and pentane are hydrocarbons in natural gas. These products must be taken out before natural gas enters the pipeline. LPG is also the very first product taken out of crude oil when it is processed. Propane becomes a liquid under pressure (160 psi), however when it is stored as a liquid it is held at 200 psi and 100 degrees Fahrenheit. When propane goes through your engine it turns back into a gas in order to be burned. Propane has been used in all types of vehicles since 1912, and is the third most used, behind the common gas and diesel vehicles. One downside is that propane only has 86% of the energy stored as gasoline, which means you burn more fuel to go the same distance. However "it is price-competitive on a cents-per-mile-driven basis."
Jordan Lock's comment, March 14, 2013 10:21 AM
Propane is commonly used for vehicles that aren't road worthy. It is a very common fuel in things such as forklifts, and on job sites around warehouses and construction. Vehicles running on propane can mean better emissions, better fuel economy, and lower maintenance costs when compared to diesel and gas vehicles. Auto companies have lessened the amount of vehicles running on propane and CNG, which has created once again a demand for the vehicles.
Jordan Lock's comment, March 14, 2013 10:25 AM
In the 1970's there was a demand for propane vehicles, which made it possible for people to buy conversion kits for vehicles. The reason for the demand was rising gas prices similar to the ones America is seeing now. Propane companies are now trying to make propane a more prominent fuel for the average American and are trying to get it to be more mainstream. One obstacle is that OEM the original manufacturer of the engines is no longer around.
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What is CNG?

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Compressed natural gas (CNG) is an abundant, clean-burning alternative to gasoline and other transportation fuels.
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Jordan Lock's comment, March 18, 2013 10:54 PM
Compressed natural gas (CNG) is made by forcing natural gas into 1% of it's natural volume. "Consisting mostly of methane, CNG is odorless, colorless and tasteless". It is mined from gas wells and civilians. Currently there are over 12 million cars on the road capable of running of CNG. However only 250,000 of these are in the U.S. with a average growth rate of 3.7% since 2000 according to GE..
Jordan Lock's comment, March 18, 2013 10:57 PM
In order to make these vehicles more prominent on the roads in U.S., more refueling stations are needed. Throughout the world there about 12000 refueling stations however only 500 in the U.S.. " CNG costs about 50% less than gasoline or diesel, emits up to 90% fewer emissions than gasoline and* there’s an abundant supply right here in America. So it’s clean, affordable abundant and American."
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Tami Yaklich's comment, March 21, 2013 11:09 PM
30/30