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Published: Friday, Jan. 13 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Esquire
Springville, UT

Keep talking about this. We need more dialogue on alternative fuels.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

As long as gasoline is as cheap as it is, the alternatives will not take hold well.

Thinkin\' Man
Rexburg, ID

Could be worse -- you could have an electric car with a range under 100 miles and recharge time of several hours.

samhill
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Alfred
L.A., California

@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.

LDS Tree-Hugger
Farmington, UT

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.

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