As the poster child for fuel-inefficiency, the Hummer has drawn scorn from all the usual suspects. But one shouldn’t paint all Hummers with the same brush. Some of them just might surprise you.
The folks at Alternative Vehicle Solutions of Salt Lake City, Utah have modified a 2009 Hummer H3T Alpha to operate as compressed natural gas (CNG) powered rescue vehicle.
With twin CNG tanks in the pickup bed, the modified H3T has a range of approximately 600 miles and is designed to help stranded CNG vehicles with on-board refueling capabilities. A custom diamond-plate bed cover conceals the CNG tanks.
Utah is a hotbed for CNG conversions. It’s not hard to see why, with the cost CNG in Utah currently running under a dollar per gallon (equivalent). With the government currently offsetting the lions share of the cost of conversion, the process is quickly paid off.
– by Daniel Gray
May 17th, 2010
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