Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of both Chrysler and Fiat, has previously stated:
Fiat S.p.A., which currently holds a 30 percent stake in Chrysler and reportedly plans to increase that to 51 percent before the Pentastar goes public, has several vehicles that run on CNG. Chrysler execs are reportedly exploring the possibility of swiping Fiat's technology for use in its own models.In the United States, there is a substantial domestic supply of CNG. CNG technology is readily available without extensive development time or expenditure of resources. Fiat already has a portfolio of CNG engines, both naturally aspirated and turbocharged. Chrysler Powertrain is actively investigating applications for CNG and is exploring solutions that would drive people to the technology.
[Source: Wired, Automotive News – sub. req.]