Published October 15, 2012
By Philippe Crowe
A new bilingual Web site has been launched in Canada with the aim of accelerating the transition to lower emission vehicles across Canada.
Go With Natural Gas provides a central point of access for information on how switching to natural gas can lower emissions and reduce operating costs for truck and bus fleet owners.
The Web site, created by the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance, has the goal to be a go-to resource for Canadian fleets interested in learning more about natural gas vehicles including the availability of factory-built trucks and buses, driving range, technology improvements, stations, emissions benefits, payback and fuel savings as well as learning about how natural gas compares to diesel in terms of energy use, properties, and safe handling.
“There is considerable momentum for natural gas as a transportation fuel in North America,” said Dr. Sam Shaw, Chair of the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) and Vice President - Natural Gas Policy Development at Encana Corporation. “The new Go With Natural Gas website can help Canadian fleet owners quickly get up-to-speed by learning about the benefits of switching to natural gas and through access to online calculators to determine fuel use, cost savings, and emissions benefits.”
Created as part of a broader education and outreach program, the new Web site aims to build capacity for the transition to natural gas vehicles in Canada.
It aims to provide up-to-date information and closing information gaps are fundamental to increasing natural gas vehicle deployment, a goal of the joint industry-government initiative formed to implement the recommendations of the Natural Gas Use in the Canadian Transportation Sector - Deployment Roadmap.
The Web site was made possible by a contribution from Natural Resources Canada's ecoENERGY for Alternative Fuels initiative.
The CNGVA says natural gas trucks and buses are a proven and cost effective alternative that reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20-25 percent compared to heavy diesel vehicles, one of Canada's fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions.