Natural Gas is one of the few truly viable alernatives to liquid fuels which does not significantly alter the user’s perception of the vehicle. Natural gas has several major advantages, particularly in terms of environmental impact however a number of obstacles need to be overcome before large scale implementation of natural gas can be envisaged. This paper addresses the technical issues facing the fledgling Swiss natural gas industry and the efforts of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) to combat these problems.