Fiat might add CNG or LPG engines to Chrysler vehicles –

Fiat definitely has its hands busy with trying to get Chrysler back on its feet. In order to do that, the Pentastar needs to become more popular with the US public.

Now, thanks to a statement from Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne, it seems that a quick way to boost Chrysler’s green credentials would be to add engines capable of running on CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) or LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) to the vehicles within the Pentastar range.

While this may see like a good idea, especially considering Fiat has plenty of experience from South America and its native Europe, you shouldn’t get your hopes high.

Marchionne admitted, afterwards, that the infrastructure in the USA is still far from being capable of sustaining CNG or LPG-powered vehicles.

Still, seeing as how both Fiat and Chrysler still have a lot of work to do until they get electric or hybrid powertrains up to par for a production model, cars running on LPG or CNG might become more tempting.

Source: NGV Global via Autoblog

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