Using Natural Gas for Vehicles: Comparing Three Technologies

Research output: NRELBrochure


Natural gas could be used as a transportation fuel, especially with the recent expansion of U.S. resource and production. This could mean burning natural gas in an internal combustion engine like most of the vehicles on the road today. Or, with the advanced vehicles now becoming available, other pathways are possible to use natural gas for personal vehicles. This fact sheet summarizes a comparison of efficiency and environmental metrics for three possible options.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2015

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-6A20-64267

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102015-4685


  • battery electric vehicles
  • EE
  • EE
  • energy efficiency
  • environmental
  • fuel cells
  • fuel economy
  • hydrogen
  • life-cycle analysis
  • natural gas
  • natural gas internal combustion
  • vehicles


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