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Liquefied natural gas vehicles, or LNG cars, use liquefied gas as fuel, one of the cleanest fossil fuels of all. LNG is made by cooling natural gas through a process called liquefaction. The result is a colorless and odorless substance, lighter than water, neither toxic, nor corrosive. Although natural gas is a fossil fuel, it is the least polluting type. By burning LNG, very few greenhouse gasses are released into the atmosphere. That is what makes liquefied natural gas cars a green alternative to traditional vehicles.

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Usually, the vehicles that use LNG are public transportation vehicles or heavy duty vehicles, including trucks and buses. Natural gas cars have become increasingly popular due to the rise of gasoline prices. Now, almost every large highway has LNG fueling stations. One reason why LNG is preferred by heavy duty vehicle owners is the fact that it takes up less storage space than other types of fuels.

There are few small liquefied natural gas vehicles for personal use. One reason is the fact that car manufacturers do not create LNG personal cars. LNG is cost-effective as long as the car is heavily used, because the evaporation rate of the gas is quite high. Personal use cars do not operate for a long enough time to compensate the evaporation losses. That is why LNG is more appropriate for large vehicles that travel long distances.

The benefits of using LNG cars

Natural gas vehicles are more environmentally friendly than other types of cars because they have low greenhouse gas emissions. LNG is also very safe, because it is non-toxic, hardly flammable and non-explosive.

Another great benefit of liquefied natural gas vehicles is the fuel’s low cost. Compared to other diesel fuels, LNG can be produced at a low cost, thus being more affordable. Most LNG used to power vehicles is produced domestically, in the US.

LNG has advantages over other types of green solutions for vehicles, like CNG (compressed natural gas), also. Unlike CNG, liquefied natural gas has a high storage density. Storing the necessary LNG for a large vehicle takes up significantly less space than CNG does.

LNG can be transported to areas where natural gas is not readily available. Because it takes up less volume, it is one of the most cost-efficient solutions available.

Drawbacks

LNG is a viable solution only for cars that travel high mileages, because of the high boil off rate of the gas. However, for large vehicles, LNG is the cleanest and most cost-effective fuel available nowadays.

LNG vehicles have many advantages on diesel cars, going beyond the low cost of the fuel. Thanks to their low gas emissions, LNG cars are an effective green solution. Statistics show that the greenhouse gas emission of LNG trucks is 10% lower than the gas emission of diesel vehicles. If we add the financial savings implied by using LNG, we can understand why liquefied natural gas vehicles are the future of long distance transportation.

What Alcohol Cars Have to Offer You

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Of the many alternative cars available on the market today, the alcohol cars are among the most interesting. These run on a form of energy which has been used for a long time, only not for engines and not for cars. The new alcohol cars are breaking from this convention. They provide drivers all of the power that they would normally find when burning fossil fuels, only through a more reliable and sustainable source of fuel.

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Hydrogen Cars: Cars of Our Future

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Technology continues to advance and hydrogen cars are becoming a hot trend. There are several hydrogen fuel cars hitting the streets and they are the next biggest thing.

With the many technological advances in the auto industry, it’s no wonder hydrogen cell cars are rapidly becoming a hot trend. Many people are interested in their benefits as well as how they function. While they are not available for purchase just yet, many

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What You Should Know about Biodiesel Cars

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Over the years, many people have given diesel cars a bad name due to the dark smoke which came from the mufflers. The world of diesel has changed over the years and now there are more diesel cars with better gas mileage and lower emissions than most cars using regular gasoline. The biodiesel cars are able to sport the lowest emissions while using a renewable source of fuel. It is the best way to have less of an impact on the environment without giving up any of the power you love in a combustion engine.

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Get the Most out of Electric Cars

Electric carsMany people have started making the switch to driving electric cars. These cars provide you the ability to drive without using a single drop of fuel. It is the ultimate car for anyone worried about their place in the world and the carbon footprint they are leaving behind. The electrical cars are being manufactured by all of the major car companies for just this reason. Power and distance have been major concerns of the industry as the cars for the next century are already being designed.

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