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CNG Frequently Asked Questions


  1. How is the power of a car or truck engine running on natural gas versus that of one running on gasoline or diesel?

    Actually the power and pickup are about the same. It is a little bit better with natural gas because natural gas has an octane of 115 whereas regular gas has an octane of 91-92 and premium gas of around 98.

  2. What is the range of a natural gas car?

    About the same as that of a gasoline powered car. Honda Civic has a 7 ½ gallon natural gas tank so it would have a range of about 260 miles. My Crown Victoria has a 15 gallon tank so it has a range of 330 miles.

  3. What does burning natural gas do to the engine?

    Actually it is great for the engine because natural gas produces none of the sludge, acids, residue, etc. that gasoline does. The engine will last about twice as long and it is about twice as long between overhauls and four times as long between oil changes as a regular gasoline engine.

  4. Where does the natural gas tank go and how big is it?

    Since all the CNG cars are now converted from standard gasoline cars the tanks usually go in the trunk. For the Honda Civic this reduces the trunk space by about 50%, for my Crown Victoria about 25%.

  5. How long does it take to fill a CNG car?

    For a home fill station over night, for a public station the same as for gasoline - 3 or 4 minutes.

  6. If converting all the cars and trucks to natural gas would solve our reliance on foreign oil, fix the balance of payments, reduce our greenhouse emission by 25% and put thousands of people to work installing CNG stations and converting cars and trucks to CNG, why is the government not pushing for people to buy natural gas cars?

    I am not sure but it might have something to do with lobbyists and the oil companies having billions of dollars invested into refineries which would not be needed if the country converted to natural gas for its transportation systems.

  7. If I buy a natural gas car and get a "clean air vehicle" sticker how long can I drive in the car pool lane in California?

    Until at least January 1st, 2015.

  8. What if I'd like to drive a natural gas car but I don't want to drive a Honda Civic?

    There are many companies that can convert existing cars to natural gas cars and get California car pool stickers, everything from a Lincoln Town Car, a Mercury Grand Marquis to a Ford Expedition. There is over 20 models that can be converted.

  9. Where can I buy a car that has been converted to run on natural gas and gets the car pool sticker?

    BAF Technologies and BayTech Corporation are just a few.

  10. How much does it cost to convert a car, van or pickup truck to natural gas?

    Somewhere between $5,000 - $10,000.

  11. How much more does it cost to manufacture a CNG powered car versus a gasoline car?

    If designed to be a CNG powered car about $250.00.

  12. What is the payback for converting my car or trucks to natural gas?

    It is according to how many miles you drive and if you put in your own natural gas station or not. However, typically if you look at fuel cost savings only, drive 20,000 miles a year, and buy CNG from a public station it would be 3 ½ years for a typical car owner. For a fleet operator that had 10 trucks driving 50,000 miles a year and puts in his own CNG station, payback would be a little over 1 year and each year after that he would save approximately $100,000 in fuel costs. But in addition to the actual dollar savings, how valuable is it to drive in the carpool lane with only one person.

  13. Why is this the only website that talks about the cost saving of going to natural gas when all the other natural gas sites only talk about the benefits to the environment?

    I don't know. Find natural gas stations and prices.

  14. Will CNG tanks in my truck or van take up Cargo Area?

    Not necessarily for our 24 ft steak bed trucks which have two 25 gallon tanks & 450 mile range the tanks are under the vehicular so they don't take up any cargo space. The GMC Savana van comes with a 3 tank system (200 mile range) all under the vehicle so no cargo space is lost either.

  15. What natural gas vehicles are available to own?

    View CNG Vehicles

  16. Where can I but or lease a natural gas powered Honda Civic?

    Call Vick Simonian 626-935-1700 at Diamond Honda in City of Industry Ca.

  17. Are there rebates available?

    Yes, the vechicle buydown program from the California energy comission of from $3000 for a car, $8000 for a van up to $32,000 for a large truck. Up to $300,000 matching funds from the AQMD for the CNG station and up to $95,000 from the MSRC.


NEWS

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:44:12 +0000

US Convenience Store Chain Reaches 28 CNG Stations

In the US, upper-Midwest convenience chain store operator Kwik Trip Inc. has opened their 28th compressed natural gas (CNG) station. The most recently added include Davenport, IA, Lake Mills and Eau Claire, WI. Kwik Trip opened its first CNG location in April of 2012 and has since then continued to […]

Cryogenics Supplier Selected for US LNG Bunker Barges

LNG America has selected cryogenic storage systems company Taylor-Wharton to commence the front-end engineering and design work for the cryogenic topside of the company’s 3,000 cubic meter Gemini Class LNG bunker barge scheduled for delivery at the end of 2015. “Taylor-Wharton has been actively engaged in the development process and […]

Massive Bangkok Bus Bid Underway

Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) has issued Terms of Reference (TOR) for the procurement of 3,183 new natural gas-fuelled buses. BMTA will acquire 1,524 air-conditioned and 1,659 ordinary buses, with the first batch of 489 natural gas buses planned for handover by the successful supplier in January 2015. Specifications for […]

Westport Receives EPA Certification for Model Year 2015 Vehicles

Westport WiNG™ Power System Ford E-450 and F-450/550/650/59 EPA Certified The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified the model year (MY) 2015 Ford E-450 and F-450, F-550, F-650 and F-59 featuring the Westport WiNG™ Power System. All the vehicles are certified for the 6.8L V10 engine. Each model is […]

Kenworth T880 Adds Natural Gas Option

Kenworth Truck Company, a PACCAR company, is adding a natural gas option for the Kenworth T880, the company’s flagship vocational truck.  The Kenworth T880 day cab and 52-inch mid-roof sleeper configurations now can be specified with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G 400-hp natural gas engine with 1,450 lb-ft of […]

HC2's Newly Acquired ANG Plans Rapid CNG Station Deployment

US holding company HC2 Holdings, Inc. has acquired a majority interest in ANG Holding, Inc. through the purchase of shares. American Natural Gas, LLC (ANG) will continue to do business as a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANG Holdings, Inc. ANG is a premier distributor of natural gas motor fuel in the […]

CNG-Hybrid Ferry Adds Corvus Energy Storage

The new CNG-hybrid ferry being built for Dutch ferry operator TESO has taken another step toward completion with the awarding of the energy storage contract to Canadian company Corvus Energy. The Texelstroom, being built by LaNaval in Spain, will run between Texel, the largest and most visited of the Wadden […]

APG Considers Dual-Fuel for Marine Applications

American Power Group Corporation (APG) is to work with Scotland-based Marine Fuel Conversions, LLC (MFC) to evaluate potential applications and opportunities for APG’s dual-fuel solution specifically in marine applications. MFC will be responsible for funding and coordinating all feasibility and beta testing activities necessary to determine how APG’s Turbocharged Natural […]

Carbotech to Build Biomethane Plant to Power Swedish Cars

Biomethane for 5000 Swedish cars Biogas purification and generation specialist Carbotech, based in Essen, Germany, has been awarded a contract to design and build a biogas plant at the Sofielund wastewater treatment plant in Huddinge, a municipality of Stockholm county. The new biogas plant is being built for Scandinavian Biogas […]

German Energy Fleet Adds 16 VW eco up

Mainova AG, an energy services company for the Rhine-Main region of Germany, has acquired 16 Volkswagen compressed natural gas (CNG) -powered eco up cars for its car-pool fleet. The “compact, white and environmentally friendly” natural gas vehicles (NGV) were officially received by Frankfurt Councillor and Mainova chairman Uwe Becker and […]

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