One of the sites I follow regularly, NGV Global, recently did a post on the USA’s First CNG- Powered Ambulance. It’s really great to hear how the city of Palm Desert, CA worked to convert one of their existing ambulances to a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Engine. They modified a 2009 Ford E450 6.8L gasoline chassis, to a dedicated CNG Engine and three cylinders carrying approx 30 gge (Gasoline Gallon Equivalents), or 26 gallons equivalent of CNG. The price tag for this particular project came in at $186,000.
The Palm Desert city council suggested the possibility using an ambulance powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and they put their money where their mouth is. Read more info about the partners involved in the project. It appears their city council is aware of the abundant amount of natural gas available domestically.
Now there is at least one ambulance on the street that is environmentally friendly in its travels to serve their community.