The real shame is that I've had people tell me they would never vote for the man because "he's got that high-pitched annoying voice". We have become such a shallow nation that they didn't even hear what he had to say.
What I see is that the tea party is looking for long term solutions that will absolutely have short term consequences as opposed to the short term solutions with long term consequences most politicians offer. The reason no one wants to listen is due to the fact that we live in the age of instant gratification.
gonna have to agree with drew here. Westport's HPDI provides more power & better efficiency. Volvo claims their engine will deliver 30% better fuel efficiency. The CWI 8.9L uses more fuel than the Cummins diesel does, 5.8mpg compared to 6.5 for the diesel . I admit I haven't seen the specs on the others.
LNG is about 30% higher cost than CNG so that better efficiency means the fuel cost difference would be minimal. Added to that you have more torque, faster fueling & a more complete fill (when compared to fast-fill CNG), longer range and usually (depending on the tanks used) less weight.
who is this Wayne you're referring to? I asked you about your pal rbtsherman. You know, the guy you were constantly defending a couple months ago.
drew, your buddy rbt says that truckers won't be using LNG, only CNG. Since you say that rbt posts ever so much pertinent info on this board, what is your response to that?
Could be both. But with it being so easy to show just how seriously flawed the clown's analysis was , the sell off was kind of hard to fathom. Must have gotten his intel from Robert.
I wondered how long it would take for someone to respond to this with COMMON SENSE!
BTW I didn't give rbt a thumbs up by mistake.
You ever hear of a Volvo being less than what they claimed it would be?
An older news release from Volvo showing how out of touch A Potter at Piper Jaffrey really is:
Volvo Trucks Details Comprehensive “Blue Power” Natural Gas Strategy for North America
by Brandon Borgna
Volvo Trucks today announced plans to launch its own 13-liter liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine for North America in 2014.
The engine’s advanced high pressure diesel ignition technology will provide significant fuel efficiency gains compared with
current natural gas products. Combined with the company’s previously announced offering of compressed natural gas
“Despite the near-term infrastructure questions regarding widespread adoption of natural gas as a heavy-duty truck fuel,
it’s clear this segment will grow over the next several years,” said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Trucks North American
Sales & Marketing. “We’re already delivering factory-built CNG-powered trucks, and as the long-haul fueling infrastructure
develops, the advanced technology in our new LNG engine will provide increased range and improved fuel efficiency in a
seamlessly integrated Volvo powertrain.”
Blue Power: LNG for the Demanding Long Haul
Through advanced high pressure diesel ignition technology – using trace amounts of diesel to ignite the natural gas – Volvo’s
LNG engine will deliver a 30 percent fuel efficiency improvement compared with spark-ignition (SI) engines, making it a
viable alternative for demanding long-haul applications. The Volvo 13-liter LNG engine will also reduce greenhouse gas
emissions by about 20 percent compared with current diesel products.
I think that 30% better fuel efficiency, more power & torque & faster fill times should make up for the difference in the cost of LNG vs CNG don't you?