Ford’s Push for CNG Cars

The head of Ford Motor Co. (F) said the auto industry is focused on expanding the use of engines powered by compressed natural gas, creating a potential clash with the U.S. chemical sector.

Alan Mulally, chief executive, outlined the alternative fuel technologies being pursued by Ford during a town hall meeting at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., late Wednesday, having earlier in the week flagged the high cost of batteries for all-electric cars.
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