Future of Alternative Fuels Presents Test for Texas

There are two markets for electric and natural gas vehicles: private and commercial. On the commercial side, it’s all about natural gas.

“It’s frankly a very exciting time to be in trucking with the prospects of what’s occurring in the natural gas industry,” said John Esparza, president of the Texas Motor Transportation Association.

Audio: Ben Philpott's story for KUT News

Esparza says trucking companies are doing their best to convert fleets from diesel to natural gas. That’s not because of any possible environmental benefit but because it can cost $95,000 less to run a natural-gas truck for ...

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