New Vehicle Evaluation

This project involved conducting performance tests of new alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) being released into the market and their conventional gasoline counterparts [project background (PDF 99 KB)]. The primary purpose was to provide consumers with information about vehicle performance, handling, and emissions. Data were collected and analyzed to generate fact sheets to assist fleet managers and general consumers in making educated decisions about purchasing AFVs.

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Testing focused on:

1998 Models Tested

Photo of a E85 Dodge Caravan
E85 Dodge Caravan
May 1999 (PDF 262 KB)

Photo of a Honda Civic Dedicated CNG
Honda Dedicated CNG Civic
May 1999 (PDF 211 KB)

 

Photo of a GMC CNG Pickup
GMC CNG Pickup
May 1999 (PDF 215 KB)

Photo of a Ford Taurus
E-85 Ford Taurus
June 1999 (PDF 125 KB)

 

Photo of a Ford F250 Dedicated CNG Pickup
Ford F250 Dedicated CNG Pickup
June 1999 (PDF 120 KB)

1999 Models Tested

Photo of a Ford F250 Propane Bi-Fuel Pickup
Ford F250 Propane Bi-Fuel Pickup
May 2000 (PDF 852 KB)

Photo of a Dodge dedicated CNG Ram Van
Dodge Dedicated CNG Ram Van
May 2000 (PDF 144 KB)

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