Study reveals natural gas engine can achieve the lowest smog emissions

For years I have been running around telling everyone who does not want to hear it that a methane engine fuelled with bio-LNG is cleaner than a Tesla. I am being smirked at. No more. All the best of diesel (range, comfort, reasonable cost) with the best of electric (low emissions) and no range anxiety.

The University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced the results of a new study on ultra-low emission natural gas heavy-duty engines, showing a new 11.9-liter engine achieved California’s lowest smog-forming emissions standard, and maintained those emissions during all types of driving. The study results underscore the importance of the near-zero truck engines for cleaning the air.

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