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California Workshops Examine Feasibility of Off-Road Natural Gas Vehicles

The California Energy Commission hosted public workshops in Long Beach on February 19 and in Fresno on February 22 to gather comments on the development of natural gas engine technologies for off-road vehicles.

The workshops aim to provide insight on the current off-road vehicle market, advanced technology needs and the market potential for natural gas-powered off-road vehicles.

Two of California’s most severely polluted regions are the San Joaquin Valley and the South Coast Air Basins, and off-road vehicles are one of the largest sources of Nitrogen Oxide (Nox) emissions in those areas. Later this year, the Energy Commission will release a grant solicitation aimed at developing and demonstrating cleaner engine technologies.