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Title: Using Natural Gas for Vehicles: Comparing Three Technologies

Natural gas could be used as a transportation fuel, especially with the recent expansion of U.S. resource and production. This could mean burning natural gas in an internal combustion engine like most of the vehicles on the road today. Or, with the advanced vehicles now becoming available, other pathways are possible to use natural gas for personal vehicles. This fact sheet summarizes a comparison of efficiency and environmental metrics for three possible options.
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OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
NREL/BR-6A20-64267; DOE/GO-102015-4685
DOE Contract Number:
Research Org:
NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Policy and Analysis and Evaluation
Country of Publication:
United States
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS Natural gas; Vehicles; Hydrogen; Fuel cell; Battery electric vehicle; Natural gas internal combustion; Life cycle analysis; GREET; Environmental; Energy efficiency; Fuel economy