Dedicated CNG Ford F250 Pickup

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is encouraging the use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). To support this activity, DOE has directed the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to conduct projects to evaluate the performance and acceptability of light-duty AFVs. In this study, we tested a pair of 1998 Ford F-250 pickups: one dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG)model and a gasoline model as closely matched as possible. Each vehicle was run through a series of tests to evaluate acceleration, fuel economy, braking, and cold-start capabilities, as well as more subjective performance indicators such as handling, climate control, and noise.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1999

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-540-26519

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-10099-801


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