Chrysler shows off new natural gas vehicle at TCU
Carmaker's bi-fuel Ram 2500 that runs on compressed natural gas and gasoline is showpiece of Texas Metroplex NGV Consortium.
by Nancy Bartosek
Updated: Monday, August 06, 2012
Members of the Texas Metroplex NGV Consortium check out Chrysler's new bi-fuel vehicle, the RAM 2500, which runs on compressed natural gas. (Photo by B.J. Lacasse)
The Chrysler Corporation is actively moving into the NGV (natural gas vehicle) realm, said Jeremy Brown, Chrysler’s Truck Account Manager for the Western region, who spoke to about 50 members of the Texas Metroplex NGV Consortium during its monthly luncheon last week at the D.J. Kelly Alumni Center.
Brown brought Chrysler’s new bi-fuel Ram 2500 that runs on compressed natural gas and gasoline to show the group.
“We are serious about building CNG vehicles,” Brown said, “and we are starting with this truck.” The Ram 2500 is the first factory-produced CNG truck of it’s size, he noted, and is just the first CNG vehicle they plan to build. Orders are now being taken for the truck.
Ken Morgan, director of the TCU Energy Institute noted that, “It’s great that from the top down, Chrysler is committed to natural gas.”
The Texas Metroplex NGV Consortium meets monthly on the TCU campus and consists of over 100 companies and agencies from all over the country. Membership includes energy producers, domestic transporters, infrastructure companies and transportation market industries.
Organized through the TCU Energy Institute, this diverse group represents all segments of our domestic fuels industry and is committed to promoting the development of natural gas for transportation uses throughout the Metroplex and the country.
For more information, contact Ken Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.