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BAF Gets CARB Certification for CNG Ford Vans and Pickups

LNG World News -- BAF, a wholly owned subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels, announced the company has received CARB (California Air Resources Board) Executive Orders (EO) for its CNG-powered 2012 Ford F-Series 250/350 pickups and E-Series 250/350 vans.
The CARB EOs allow the vehicles to be sold and operated in California, the state with the most stringent emissions control rules, effective immediately, as well as in sixteen other states that follow CARB rules. In effect, the CNG-fueled Ford F-Series 250/350 pickups and E-Series 250/350 vans will now be available in all 50 states.
F-Series 250/350 pickups are a popular choice for fleet operators, particularly on the Eastern seaboard. Many of these states have opted to apply CARB standards to natural gas vehicles. BAF is the first CNG converter in the country to


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Submitted Apr 02, 2012 By: Gas_Eyes
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Gas_Eyes
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2012 8:22:33 AM

For the US, the cost for CNG cars are still quite high. Conversions of gasoline cars to bi-fuel CNG/gasoline ranges from $6,000-12,000. In Asia where a lot of conversions are done, they can cost under $2,000, and they have eliminated the safety concerns. There the oil companies have invested in CNG filling stations, so filling up is not a problem.

For an investment of around $2,000, with about half the $4.00 gasoline price, you only have to drive about 1,000 miles to get your money back. The rest is all savings.

The big if is can the US bring down the conversion cost, and will they build CNG stations!!
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2012 8:13:57 AM

Cool!
NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 10:55:14 PM


Way to go! Next step is fuel cells powered by cheaply produced hydrogen which is renewable.
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 9:23:11 PM

Is it possible that this is an alternative fuel that actually shows promise?
GasFreeLeaf
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 6:29:40 PM

An excellent choice for companies like AT&T and Super Shuttle.
dorisntx
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 9:32:29 AM

ok
bills299
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 9:18:47 AM

Wow!!
evohnave
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 9:14:43 AM

How enlightening!
wrunner
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 9:11:59 AM

Great news!
Wizrd03
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 9:02:43 AM

Need more of these conversions approved
trzeciak
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 9:01:27 AM

?
fuel2use
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 8:53:59 AM

Good for them.
mackconsult
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 8:51:49 AM

No surprise here
racerdj
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 8:41:21 AM

This is what we need.
molebaby96
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 8:38:38 AM

I agree with more CNG vehicles, but no subsidies.
Gas_Eyes
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 8:34:44 AM

The US needs to have more CNG used for transportation. CNG can save 40-50% of fueling cost.
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