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Title: Barwood CNG Cab Fleet Study: Final Results

Abstract

This report describes a fleet study conducted over a 12-month period to evaluate the operation of dedicated compress natural gas (CNG) Ford Crown Victoria sedans in a taxicab fleet. In the study, we assess the performance and reliability of the vehicles and the cost of operating the CNG vehicles compared to gasoline vehicles. The study results reveal that the CNG vehicles operated by this fleet offer both economic and environmental advantages. The total operating costs of the CNG vehicles were about 25% lower than those of the gasoline vehicles. The CNG vehicles performed as well as the gasoline vehicles, and were just as reliable. Barwood representatives and drivers have come to consider the CNG vehicles an asset to their business and to the air quality of the local community.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
6733
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-540-26035
ON: DE00006733; TRN: US200306%%273
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 3 May 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; AIR QUALITY; BUSINESS; ECONOMICS; GASOLINE; NATURAL GAS; OPERATING COST; PERFORMANCE; RELIABILITY; TAXICABS

Citation Formats

Whalen, P, Kelly, K, and John, M. Barwood CNG Cab Fleet Study: Final Results. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/6733.
Whalen, P, Kelly, K, & John, M. Barwood CNG Cab Fleet Study: Final Results. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6733
Whalen, P, Kelly, K, and John, M. Mon . "Barwood CNG Cab Fleet Study: Final Results". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6733. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6733.
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abstractNote = {This report describes a fleet study conducted over a 12-month period to evaluate the operation of dedicated compress natural gas (CNG) Ford Crown Victoria sedans in a taxicab fleet. In the study, we assess the performance and reliability of the vehicles and the cost of operating the CNG vehicles compared to gasoline vehicles. The study results reveal that the CNG vehicles operated by this fleet offer both economic and environmental advantages. The total operating costs of the CNG vehicles were about 25% lower than those of the gasoline vehicles. The CNG vehicles performed as well as the gasoline vehicles, and were just as reliable. Barwood representatives and drivers have come to consider the CNG vehicles an asset to their business and to the air quality of the local community.},
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