They have carbuerators called Tri-Fuel systems.They are frequently
installed on power generators.Gasoline, Propane and Natural Gas.The technology is there - has been for many many years.Cheap and
reliable.SOME businesses just don't want you to know it, or have
access to it - that's all.
@samhill I agree. Would like to add to my second vehicle a dual
usage (gas and CNG) capacity. You drive on either CNG or gas. You can use CNG
until tank is empty then switch to gas. I would never go with CNG alone.Cost to add CNG, I hear, is about $2,000.
I would LOVE to have the option of converting my car to CNG, particularly if it
could be a dual use (gas and CNG) format.I've heard of some vehicles
with that capability but haven't been able to find anyplace that can do the
conversion.In fact, I understand that because of very stringent
(many would say unnecessarily stringent) regulations, there are now fewer places
that do that kind of work than there were 5 years ago.Considering
the many advantages of using CNG, it seem utterly idiotic that the government
isn't doing more to encourage rather than discourage its use.
Could be worse -- you could have an electric car with a range under 100 miles
and recharge time of several hours.
As long as gasoline is as cheap as it is, the alternatives will not take hold
Keep talking about this. We need more dialogue on alternative fuels.