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Slideshow: Chevy to Roll Out CNG-Capable Impala

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jhankwitz
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jhankwitz   10/24/2013 9:29:50 AM
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You're correct Rob on the natural gas pumps. I saw extensive use of natural gas busses as well as natural gas taxies (all Toyotas) in Japan over 10 years ago. In these situations, they could easily be fueled at their home bases, so didn't need fuel stations located all over the place. I would think independent natural gas fuel stations would be very expensive to create and operate.  Natural gas cars will likely take a long time, if ever, to get into the consumer marketplace.

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GTOlover   10/24/2013 8:07:01 AM
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Charles, the question should be where is T. Boone Pickens? I believe he is a big advocate for natural gas transportation. Although I think he focuses of semi-trucks and heavy haulers.

One thought about CNG, how will the road taxation be adjusted as the number of CNG vehicles grow. The EV car is starting to worry politicians as the tax reciepts for gasoline is decreasing as the mpg increases. Is CNG road fuel already taxed?

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Charles Murray   10/23/2013 8:32:18 PM
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You're right, MrDon, the number of public stations is miniscule. Unfortunately, I don't think Elon would be inclined to help us there.

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Charles Murray   10/23/2013 8:30:20 PM
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Yes, Rob, we will see a lot more of these vehicles, but the overall numbers will still be small. Navigant Research said earlier this year that there will be 35 million NG vehicles on roads worldwide by 2020. That sounds great, until you realize that there will be 1.5 billion vehicles on earth by that time. The total percentage will come to about 2%.

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mrdon   10/23/2013 4:07:35 PM
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Rob,

Very good question regarding pumps for the CNG vehicles. I guess the natural gas pumps is currently being planned for the rollout of these fuel efficent vehicles. Where's Elon Musk when you need him.

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Rob Spiegel   10/23/2013 9:55:33 AM
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Hey, Chuck, I would expect we would see even more of these vehicles given the prolonged low cost of natural gas. A lot of cities -- like here in Albuquerque -- run their city busses on natural gas. But how does a consumer get the fuel. I haven't seen any consumer natural gas pumps in my city.

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