The ecofriendly vehicles made their way from the state Capitol to the Colorado Convention Center in advance of this week’s Denver Auto Show.
To the average driver, CNG installed vehicles looks pretty much the same as any other vehicle of its kind on the road. What makes the vehicle different is what’s inside. “It’s what is called a duel fuel or bi-fuel,”
With the push of a button, the truck instantly becomes more eco-friendly by switching to natural gas.
It’s just one of the dozens of vehicles making up this year’s Green Car Parade.
“Natural gas is cleaner, more affordable and domestically abundant,” said America’s Natural Gas Alliance spokesman Dan Genovese.
He said while some cars continue the hybrid trend others run solely on CNG or compressed natural gas. CNG has 30 percent lower fuel costs and reduces smog pollutants by 70 percent.
“The regular consumer won’t notice any difference from gas and natural gas,” said Genovese.
“There are now 15 locations across Denver that handle compressed natural gas in the metro area,” said Jackson.
While traditional gas prices rise and fall, the demand for alternative fuels is a growing market that many believe holds the key to future travel.