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Statement by NGVAmerica on Today’s Electric Truck Announcement

Washington, DC – Statement by NGVAmerica President Daniel Gage on the announcement of an eventual electric truck by Tesla:

“Pronouncements grab headlines and not much else.  But clean technology natural gas trucks on our roadways today are already making a difference to improve our air and reduce our carbon footprint.

“NGVAmerica member companies have been manufacturing safe, efficient, affordable, clean-tech vehicles and powertrains for decades.

“Why wait years for maybe when we can positively impact air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and lower dependence on foreign fuels all at an affordable price in the commercial truck space right now?

“No commercially-available heavy-duty powertrain solution runs cleaner than natural gas.  The cleanest heavy-duty truck engine in the world is powered by natural gas.

“Natural gas vehicles are powered by American fuel, American technology, and American innovation.  Natural gas transportation is making a difference through a variety of applications – trucks, trash, transit, marine and rail.

“Don’t wait to clean our air tomorrow.  Start today with available natural gas technology.”

Daniel Gage is President of NGVAmerica, a national organization of over 200 companies, environmental groups, and government organizations dedicated to the development of a growing, profitable, and sustainable market for vehicles powered by natural gas or biomethane.  NGVAmerica member companies produce, distribute, and market natural gas and biomethane across North America, manufacture and service natural gas vehicles, engines, and equipment, and operate fleets powered by clean-burning gaseous fuels.  Find out more at: www.ngvamerica.org.