Archive for January, 2015

Natural Gas and Vehicle Fuel
Natural Gas and Vehicle Fuel

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

So recently at work I was approached for a “clean alternative

clean alternative
to gas power vehicles.”  I thought this will be good.  So the guys was selling me a propane conversion system for my fuel injected pickups that we use.  So I listened to his spill and din’t argue to terribly much. .  Could you believe they were going to charge around 12 grand for that conversion kit.  That is ridiculous….. no really ever loving ridiculous.

I eventually cut the conversation short only to tell the guy that he was not marketing a clean form of energy but his price was way to high.  There is no cost recovery…… people generally want to do the right thing for the environment but there don’t want to go bankrupt in the process.

Propane and natural gas are not “clean” They are better that traditional unleaded but only slightly with today’s emissions restrictions.  It is still a hydrocarbon based fuel.  There is very limited infrastructure.

What am i supposed to drive 150 miles and say nope I have to be back in 150 miles so that i can get gas.  That is not going to work for anybody.  There is a reason that the infrastructure has seen very limited development.

While i would love a cure all to vehicle based emissions. We are not there yet with propane and natural gas.  It drives me crazy the market plus these guys use.  If it was that good it would be taking off.  If the product is that goo it would sell itself.