There are many obstacles to overcome in order for us to rely on natural gas for our vehicles.
Previously, we talked about how advancements in the fracking industry, such as high-quality frac tanks, have made it possible for us to access an abundance of natural gas. This abundance of natural gas is beneficial for heating our homes, powering our stoves and even fueling our vehicles, but, as we mentioned in our latest blog, there are many obstacles we’ll need to overcome in order for us to rely fully on natural gas vehicles. Keep reading to learn about more of the downsides of natural gas vehicles:
#3. Natural gas vehicles have a smaller driving range.
While natural gas is normally cheaper than regular gasoline and natural gas vehicles get better gas mileage, natural gas vehicles need to be refueled more often. The NGV Honda Civic, which is one of the most popular and readily available natural gas vehicles currently on the market, needs to be refueled every 220 miles. That is a staggering 130 fewer miles than the regular gasoline-powered Honda Civic.
#4. Natural gas is a fossil fuel. Therefore, it is nonrenewable and unsustainable.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, we have enough natural gas to last us for approximately 90 years. While natural gas may be a great short-term alternative to regular gasoline, we cannot rely on it forever. The plus side of natural gas is that it gives us a cleaner alternative to regular gasoline while more sustainable technologies are in the process of being created.
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