Natural gas-powered vehicles require larger fuel tanks to deliver range that is comparable to that of gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicles. Current CNG tank designs also are limited to cylindrical shapes to accommodate the pressure at which the gaseous fuel is stored.
Chrysler’s patent-pending technology addresses both issues by expanding tank capacity and enabling designs that conform to the vehicle, as do other fuel tanks. The result is a no-compromise solution that preserves space intended for passengers and/or cargo.
The automaker already has an NGV on the market. The Ram 2500 truck is the industry’s only factory-built CNG pickup, rolling off the same assembly line as conventionally powered vehicles. Available for retail and fleet sale, it features a 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine that burns natural gas. When that fuel is depleted, it automatically and seamlessly switches to gasoline.
Source: Chrysler Group