Read this article the other day and was floored by the findings of the Environmental Health Analytics and the US & International Council on Clean Transportation.
Currently 38,000 people in Europe, China & India die every year early due to the failure of diesel vehicles to meet official emissions limits on NOx. Let me state that again…38,000!!!! We are talking premature death due to heart & lung disease, strokes, etc.
What is even more terrifying is that NOx emissions are rising at such an alarming rate that if further pollution controls are not put in place, the death toll could rise to 174,000 people a year by 2040. This number also does not account for any direct health costs associated with such emissions.
Clearly, something needs to be done to avert the existing & growing health crisis!
CNG is one of the many options out there and we hope companies will continue making the switch from dirty and life threatening diesel to clean compressed natural gas to fuel their fleets.