NGVs produce about 20% lower greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline-powered vehicles.
NGVs Fight Air Pollution & Climate Change
Mobile sources (vehicles and equipment) produce about 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in California and about 70 percent of smog-forming emissions, along with toxic diesel particulate matter (PM).
Natural gas vehicles are clearing the air.
- Near-zero-NOx technology development is under way, and Cummins Westport says it could have a near-zero-emission ISL G heavy-duty natural gas engine on the market by 2016.
- Light-duty NGVs emit up to 90 percent less NOx and 98 percent less hydrocarbon than gasoline-powered cars.
- NGVs’ greenhouse gas emissions are about 20 percent lower overall than those of gasoline-powered cars and heavy-duty diesel vehicles.
The variety of NGVs on the market means they reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions generated by most vehicle sources, from commuter traffic to delivery trucks and refuse haulers to port trucks.
We must keep the momentum going.
Because of its huge economy, California is the 12th largest emitter of carbon in the world. And the state's emissions are costly not only for the climate, but also for public health. According to the California Air Resources Board, 7,300 to 11,000 premature cardiopulmonary deaths per year in California are associated with exposure to fine PM.
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