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Going to meth ... methane, that is

Discussion in 'Auto News & Rumors' started by Dave Z, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    Fiat is helping Italgas go entirely to methane-burning cars, delivering new fleet cars to the company’s locations in Turin, Rome, and Naples.

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    Fiat 500L, US gasoline version

    Italgas is, appropriately, the largest national gas distributor in Italy. The company will have the first all-methane corporate fleet, supported by 120 self-serve filling stations in 40 areas. The current company fleet has 2,500 vehicles; over the next year, they will be replaced by Fiat methane-powered versions (Panda, Panda Van, Fiorino, 500L, Doblò, Qubo, and Ducato).

    Methane, when combined with biomethane, cuts carbon dioxide emissions by 43%, and slashes nitrogen oxides emissions by 94%; it also dramatically reduces harmful particulates. Fiat Chrysler has around a 45% share of the European methane car market, and claims that the Panda is the most popular methane-powered car ever made.

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  2. patfromigh

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    The article mentions the Ducato and Doblo. I think natural gas fueled Ram Promasters and PMCs would be a home run here in North America. I'm glad Fiat is pushing the envelope in Europe, but it would be nice to see more of this green technology cross the pond.
     
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  3. Dave Z

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    Chrysler Corp has a long history with CNG vehicles, too, and last I looked made CNG Rams, but there aren't as many buyers because here in the USA, particulate emissions, NOx, and CO2 have no consequences.
     

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