The promoters of NGV explained that they are making the Los Angeles-to-New York City trip to show that there are already compressed natural gas refueling stations in place to make such a journey. The have visited Palm Springs, Phoenix, Tucson, Las Cruces, Midland, Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Washington DC and, finally, New York City. The tour began on April 28th from Santa Monica and is expected to finish today, in New York City.
Along the way, they stopped at junior high schools to make a contribution to science-oriented programs.
At the press conference yesterday in front of the Capitol, in Washington DC, Congressman Jason Altmire said: “The Gerbers’ cross country road trip highlights the potential of natural gas vehicles to provide American families with more affordable transportation options. I am working to facilitate the production and use of natural gas vehicles because doing so will help to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and bolster our economy.”
Murry Gerber, who is chairman and former CEO of natural gas company EQT Corp, explained –among other reasons- why CNG and LNG are leading a revolution to provide clean, environmentally-friendly fuel for vehicles: “NGVs are not a wait-till-we-get-it-developed technology, they’re here today. In the U.S. you’ll see 110,000 NGVs on our roads, and there are more than 12 million worldwide -with the numbers growing every year”. Interestingly, even the online games industry in pursuit of new technologies began to produce a series of racing games that clearly indicate that all cars drive on gas.