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Natural Gas Vehicles

  • Published: January 2014
  • 90 Pages
  • Aruvian's R'search

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  • Honda Motor Company Ltd
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Dedicated natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are designed to run only on natural gas; bi-fuel NGVs have two separate fueling systems that enable the vehicle to use either natural gas or a conventional fuel (gasoline or diesel). There are over 150,000 natural gas vehicles on U.S. roads today and over five million worldwide. In general, dedicated NGVs demonstrate better performance and have lower emissions than bi-fuel vehicles because their engines are optimized to run on natural gas. In addition, the vehicle does not have to carry two types of fuel, thereby increasing cargo capacity and reducing weight.

Aruvian's R'search’s report on Natural Gas Vehicles profiles this industry, focusing on the basics, the economics, GHG emissions, lifecycle analysis, regulatory frameworks, growth drivers, barriers to the industry, and much more. Government initiatives promoting natural gas vehicles, emerging markets for NGVs, and the major players, are all analyzed in this comprehensive report on Natural Gas Vehicles.

A. Executive Summary

B. Introduction
History of Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel
NGV Engine & Fuel System Description
Operational Issues in NGVs
NGV Types
Light Duty Vehicles
Medium-Duty & Heavy-Duty Vehicles

C. Market Overview
Industry Profile
Product Divisions
Light Duty NGVs
Medium Duty NGVs
Heavy Duty NGVs
Market Segmentation
Private Fleets
Federal Government Fleets
Local & State Government Fleets

D. Overview of Global NGV Market

E. Fuel & Infrastructure Cost

F. NGV Vehicle Maintenance & Infrastructure

G. How Safe are NGVs?

H. Regulatory Framework & Trends
Federal Laws and Regulations
Federal Tax Incentives for NGVs
Clean Fuel Vehicle Deduction
AFV Acquisition Requirements for Federal, State, & Alternative Fuel Provider Fleets
Clean Air Act of 1970 & Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990
Federal Inherently Low-Emission Airport Vehicle (ILEAV) Pilot Project
State Laws & Policies
Voluntary Programs & Support Activities Promoting NGVs
Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Registries & Reporting Programs
Emerging Markets for Trading GHG Credits
Other Programs Promoting NGVs
International Climate Change Programs
International Framework for Promoting GHG Emission Reduction Projects
Activities Implemented Jointly Pilot Phase

I. NGVs & GHG Emissions
Introduction
Projects Deploying NGV Technologies to Reduce GHG Emissions
GHG Emissions & NGVs
Carbon Dioxide
Methane
Life Cycle Analysis & GHG Emissions
Studies & Measurements of GHG Emission Benefits of NGVs
The GREET Model
Canada’s Transportation Climate Change Table
EPA MOBILE6 Model
Estimating GHG Emissions Benefits from EV & HEV Projects
GHG Emissions Baseline
Environmental Additionality
Leakage
Ownership
Monitoring & Verification

J. Industry Structure
Major Players
Honda Motor Company Ltd
General Motors Corporation
New Flyer Industries

K. Current Industry Trends
Market Environment
Product Outlook
Market Outlook

L. Appendix

M. Glossary of Terms

Honda Motor Company Ltd
General Motors Corporation
New Flyer Industries

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