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.
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.
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.
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%.
For a home fill station over night, for a public station the same as for gasoline - 3 or 4 minutes.
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.
Until at least January 1st, 2015.
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.
BAF Technologies and BayTech Corporation are just a few.
Somewhere between $5,000 - $10,000.
If designed to be a CNG powered car about $250.00.
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.
I don't know. Find natural gas stations and prices.
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.
Call Vick Simonian 626-935-1700 at Diamond Honda in City of Industry Ca.
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.
NGV GlobalSun, 05 Feb 2017 06:49:35 +0000
Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Engine Unmatched in Comparative California Emissions Testing
The University of California Riverside’s College of Engineering – Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) has released a report that summarises clear benefits should California promote the uptake of heavy duty natural gas trucks to meet its objective of reducing transport-related emissions, particularly when compared to equivalent diesel-operated HDVs. It sees […]IVECO Stralis NP Awarded Project of the Year
IVECO Stralis NP, launched by the Turin-based truck manufacturer mid-2016 as the first natural gas truck for long-haul operations, has been voted ‘Project of the Year’ at the European Gas Awards of Excellence 2017. The recognition follows closely on the UK GreenFleet Awards in November 2016 where IVECO was named ‘Large Goods Vehicle […]Collaborators Focus on Promoting Natural Gas Vehicles and Fuel in Europe
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), IVECO (a brand of CNH Industrial) and ENGIE have agreed to collaborate on the promotion of natural gas vehicles and infrastructure in Europe, with a particular focus on certain countries and regions. The initiative will unfold first in the Wallonia region of Belgium. The collaboration is in […]Collaboration Will Enhance LNG Adoption as Marine Fuel (SEA\LNG)
SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition formed mid-2016 with the aim to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, says collaboration is crucial to achieve effective understanding of the opportunities and associated commercial barriers to LNG as an alternative to traditional bunker fuels. A representative of SEA\LNG will speak […]CNG Station Growth Surging in France
AFGNV, France’s Natural Gas Vehicle Association, reports there will be 85 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations open in the country by the beginning of 2018, up from the 50 CNG stations operating today. AFGNV member ENDESA also advised the association it intends to open three new stations in 2017. AFGNV […]Aspro Begins New Journey with Inverlat
Latin American investment company Inverlat, already the owner of a diverse energy and retail portfolio, has acquired 53% of Aspro, a global Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) compressor manufacturer based in Argentina, which recently sold it’s 5,000th CNG compressor. The Inverlat Group’s intention, Aspro says, is to strengthen the position and value of the […]Viking Grace to become First LNG/wind Electric Propulsion Hybrid Ship
Finnish company Norsepower Oy Ltd., a provider of low maintenance, software operated, and data verified auxiliary wind propulsion systems, says it has signed an agreement with Finnish shipping company Viking Line to install its Rotor Sail Solution onboard the M/S Viking Grace, an LNG-fuelled cruise ferry. The ferry commenced dual-fuel operations for Viking […]DATS 24 Leads Belgium CNG Station Network Rollout
DATS 24, the Belgian leader in CNG (compressed natural gas) and pioneer of automated fueling stations, believes CNG is currently the most ecological and economically efficient fuel type available. The Colruyt Group’s fuel supplier operates 46 CNG stations, mainly in the Flemish Region, and plans to build 30 extra CNG […]Tata Motors Delivers ‘Magic’ in Indore
Tata Motors Limited of India has delivered 21 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) -powered Tata Magic passenger vehicles in Indore, funded under Mukhyamantri Yuva Swarojgar Yojna (MMYSY), a financial assistance scheme to help people get loans from banks to setup their own small business in the state of Madhya Pradesh, in […]ABS Guide for LNG Bunkering Published
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has published ABS Guide for LNG Bunkering. This new Guide provides standards for the design, construction and survey of LNG bunkering systems that are on board a vessel. “This industry-leading Guide […]