NGV UP-TIME will complete a comprehensive study documenting maintenance costs, technology solutions, and best practices capable of reducing maintenance or other related ongoing costs for medium-/heavy-duty NGVs used in freight and goods movement, relative to equivalent base diesel models, including emissions after-treatment systems. The study will provide fleets, natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry stakeholders, and other end-users with relevant, real-world information through a proven, multi-data set analysis approach detailing NGV maintenance costs to improve total cost of ownership calculations and to determine the maintenance cost differences between NGV technology generations (current state-of-the-art and current advanced clean diesel engines) for relevant medium and heavy-duty freight and goods movement applications.
– Gather data set on NGV & Diesel Trucking Operations in Freight & Goods Movement Fleets.
– Quantify the difference in maintenance and operational cost in NGV’s and diesel vehicles.
– Identify and quantify technology & improvements between older and newer generation NGV’s.
– Assess individual NGV fleets to identify opportunities to enhance operations using legacy & newly generated data