John Hurdle of AOL Energy writes about 22 states that have invited a group of car dealers and manufacturers to bid on production deals for new state CNG fleet vehicles.
“American car companies are moving ahead with a plan to produce natural gas powered cars and trucks for public fleets in state-sponsored efforts to create a wider public market for the vehicles.
Representatives of the Big Three carmakers, and Honda, as well as auto dealers and companies that convert conventional engines to run on compressed natural gas, met with leaders of a consortium of states in Oklahoma City this month to discuss a request for proposal that has been issued by the states to the car makers…
“More people are becoming aware of what we are doing with this initiative to create demand for CNG vehicles,” Gov. Fallin told AOL Energy.
Natural gas vehicles are a potentially major source of demand for the current abundance of shale gas that’s being produced by states including Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming and Pennsylvania, all of whom have signed the MOU (memorandum of understanding).”