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natural gas

A combustible gas from underground petroleum deposits used for cooking, heating Components Short-chain hydrocarbons–eg, methane, ethane, propane, butane, CO2, N2, H2S Toxicity At high ambient levels, volatile hydrocarbons induce hypoxia by replacing alveolar gas, crossing the alveolar-capillary barrier, causing CNS depression. Cf Flatulence.
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This Advanced Natural Gas Vehicle has proven the concept that a dedicated natural-gas vehicle can be built that is virtually indistinguishable from its gasoline-powered counterpart in terms of range, performance and safety, but with significantly lower exhaust emissions," said John Wozniak, APL project manager for the ANGV
These vehicles are just the start of what we believe is a very bright future for natural-gas vehicles at Ford.
with a special "prep" engine that serves as the starting point for the natural-gas conversion.
After the vehicles leave Ford's assembly plant with the special "prep" engine, they are sold to dealers and then sent to one of a select number of modifiers qualified by Ford to make the natural-gas conversions.
Advantages of the program include: the warranty; sales and service by participating Ford dealers; extensive modification guidelines for high quality; and Ford's history of natural-gas research and development.
The F-Series pickups in the program will be built and sold by Ford with a special "prep" engine that serves as the starting point for the natural-gas conversion.
After the vehicles leave Ford's assembly plant with the special "prep" engine, they will be sold and sent to one of a select number of modifiers qualified by Ford to make the natural-gas conversions.