Analysis finds air-quality justification for CNG vehicle conversion in developing cities, despite negative climate impact
Green Car Congress
DECEMBER 3, 2013
An analysis by a team in Bangladesh found large air quality and associated health benefits accruing to the residents of Dhaka (the capital of Bangladesh) as a result of the rapid conversion of the motor vehicle fleet to CNG. Around 2,045 avoided premature deaths in greater Dhaka can be attributed to air quality improvements from the CNG conversion policy in 2010, resulting in a saving of around US$400 million, they found. 18% of vehicle fleet).