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Compressed Natural Gas Passenger Vehicle Development – Issues and Challenges

Sahari, Barkawi and Ali, Yusoff and Ahmadun, Fakhru’l-Razi and Abdullah, Shahrir and Hassan, Masjuki and Aris, Ishak and Abdullah, Muhamad Adlan and Ahmad, Mohd. Fauzy and Chelliah, V. and Taha, Zahari and Aziz, Abd. Rashid and Musa, Md. Nor and Chuah, T. G. and Mariun, Norman and Ku Hamid, Ku Halim and Radhakrishnan, V. R. (2006) Compressed Natural Gas Passenger Vehicle Development – Issues and Challenges. In: 1st Regional Conference on Vehicle Engineering & Technology, 3-5 July 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The research and development of automotive vehicle has always been influenced by the availability and the form of fuel. The oil reserves are depleting by the day. This will affect the automotive designs, research and development. particularly, the engine and transmission, fuel storage and the vehicle body. For passenger car, either an alternative fuel need to be sought and utilised fully and/or new fuel need to be developed. In either cases, technological research and development on the engine and transmission, fuel storage and the vehicle body need to be carried out extensively. For this purpose, collaborative efforts between the Universities, Research Institutes and Industries and strong funding are required. This paper presents the results of the research and development program for the development of a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Direct Injection (DI) vehicle sponsored by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) under the Intensification of Research Priority Areas (IRPA) mechanism. It is a collaborative research program involving UPM, UM, UKM, PRSS, UTM, UiTM, UTP and PROTON. This paper also discusses the issues arising from the implementation of the programme, the challenges faced and the way forward for the CNG vehicle.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Natural Gas Vehicle; Compressed Natural Gas; Direct Injection
Subjects:T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:165
Deposited On:14 Feb 2007 09:12
Last Modified:24 Aug 2017 01:22

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