The transition from gas-guzzling cars to a friendlier fuel source hasn't been easy. We've been talking about electric cars, solar-powered cars and alternative fuels for more than twenty years. While there have been some great successes, no single technology has swept the nation just yet. Recent estimates of abundant natural gas reserves in the United States was a great incentive to push engineers and designers to bring natural gas vehicles to market. Among the complications, are the challenges of meeting the rigid and numerous requirements of EPA standards... followed by access to natural gas refueling stations. Tough, but not insurmountable.
In this week's Energy 101 session on Connect & Collaborate, we talk with Steve Rayborn of Alkane Trucking Company, where they are working to change the face of the American Economy by using Natural Gas Technologies. They've created a parent company called Noble Automotive, and their goal is to bring to market, a series of small cars, pick-ups and SUVs that run on compressed natural gas.
The result, a vehicle line under the name Valor Motors. It's first vehicle, the Seer, is a compressed natural gas vehicle to be introduced officially, At the at the International Propane Conference and Expo, in Atlanta, Georgia, April 13-15 2013.
Alkane is also making strides in the development of propane-powered vehicles, listen and learn about these new technologies and how to get three years of free fuel when you buy a natural gas vehicle!
We talk with Steve Rayborn of Alkane in our first half hour, followed by Jan and Kelly with a review of their Energy 101 segments so far this year.
Listen to the entire Connect & Collaborate program this Saturday at 10:00 AM on KNUS 710 – or download our podcast – you’ll find it at the top of this article.