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Natural gas gaining in transportation industry

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it sold a record 11,600 natural gas vehicles in the 2012 model year year, more than four times the number it sold two years ago.

It’s the latest sign that natural gas is making inroads as a transportation fuel, particularly for truck fleets, buses, and taxis. The consumer market is tougher to crack, but sales are gaining there as well.

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