Natural-gas vehicles are a tough sell. Sure, natural gas is considerably cheaper than gasoline, but natural-gas refueling stations are few and far between.
What we really need is a vehicle capable of running on both gasoline and natural gas. A natural gas/gasoline hybrid would let us fill up with gasoline on our daily commute to work and natural gas when we hit the freeway for a road trip.
As it turns out, such a vehicle will soon be available.
The bi-fuel fix
Clean Energy Fuels
Not to be outdone, Ford
The bad news is the bi-fuel trucks will initially be available only for commercial customers, but if they prove to be a success, I suspect we could see a similar offering available to the public.
The bottom line
Bi-fuel vehicles could be the future, as they offer an obvious solution to the infrastructure dilemma. The companies supplying the major auto manufacturers with the bi-fuel technology could experience massive growth if this trend takes hold.