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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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Sat, 28 May 2016 06:39:52 +0000

New Volkswagen Eco Up! Ready for European Summer

Volkswagen says the new model eco-up! powered by natural gas (50 kW/68 PS) will be added to its range this summer and is taking advance orders for European sales now. The small car has much sharper lines, more comprehensive standard features, more options for personalisation and extended connectivity. The up! has […]

FTP Adds 9 Litre Cursor Natural Gas Engine

FPT Industrial, innovator of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engines, has extended its range of on-road alternative fuel solutions with the first real 9 liter diesel equivalent. Equaling the performance of the company’s Best in Class Cursor 9 diesel version, FTP describes it as the only alternatively fueled 8.7 liter that can compete with its […]

Dutch Ferry Newbuilds to be Fitted with MSN LNG Fuel Systems

Netherlands marine specialist Marine Service Noord has received an order from the Australian shipyard Strategic Marine for the design and mechanical installation of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuel systems for two new ferries for Doeksen, a Dutch company operating passenger and freight services to the West Frisian Islands. Strategic […]

Peterbilt Brings New Refuse Truck to Market with CNG/LNG Options

Peterbilt Motors Company, a Texas-based PACCAR company, has expanded its refuse truck lineup with the new Model 520. The dual-seated / dual-drive configuration allows customers to operate the vehicle from both sides of the cab for greater convenience and comfort. The Model 520 can also be powered by natural gas with both […]

New JV to Pursue Natural Gas Opportunities in India

Norway-based Hexagon Composites has entered into a joint venture agreement with Siddha Gas Technik Pvt Ltd to pursue opportunities in India’s natural gas market. Siddha Gas Technik brings over 30 years of natural gas systems and service experience to the joint venture, which will sell CNG Automotive and Mobile Pipeline® […]

RNG Increase Likely for Canadian Transportation

Canada’s natural gas utilities have set a target of 5 % RNG-blended natural gas in the pipeline distribution system by 2025 and 10 % by 2030, reports the Canadian Gas Association (CGA). That adds a new dimension to arguments in support of natural gas for all forms of transportation in Canada […]

Ontario Joins RNG Momentum with $100M

The Government of Ontario is investing up to $100 million (USD 77m) in cap and trade proceeds over four years to support the introduction of renewable natural gas (RNG). Through it’s Climate Change Action Plan, which will be released this spring, Ontario will encourage the use of cleaner, renewable natural gas […]

Fuel Systems – Westport Merger to be Determined May 31

The Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. (Fuel Systems)’s board has reaffirmed its support in favor of the proposed merger with Westport Innovations Inc. (Westport). The Fuel Systems board recommends that Fuel Systems stockholders vote “FOR” the proposal to adopt the amended merger agreement, which is necessary to complete the merger, and […]

Florida CNG Refueling Infrastructure on the Rise

American CNG Energy, LLC is planning its newest own-brand Opis Energy CNG station to be built at Fort Pierce, Florida. Construction will commence in June 2016 and Opis has officially executed a contract with the local utility company to bring a 4” natural gas line to the station. While it will be […]

PitPoint RNG Refuelling Station Series Begins in Belgium

Dutch green energy provider PitPoint has officially opened its second Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refueling station in Belgium. This is the kickoff for a series of five new natural gas filling stations to be opened by PitPoint over the next five months in the Antwerp region. The official opening was done […]

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