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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.


NGV Global 

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:17:45 +0000

2014 an Important Year for Natural Gas Fuel

NGV Global has argued for some time that natural gas is becoming a mainstream fuel, not just an alternative. This year, the news of our industry has originated in many different regions, and although each region displays different characteristics and stages of development, it is clear to see natural gas for transportation […]

Castrosua-MAN CNG High-Floor Buses Serve Regional Madrid

Madrid Regional Transport Consortium, the public body created to concentrate responsibility for regular passenger transport in the Madrid region, has purchased three new Euro VI-rated compressed natural gas (CNG) 12.8 metre buses to bring the number of CNG buses it directly operates on regional routes to 60, an increase of 50% over […]

NGVAmerica Cheers Extension of Alternative Fuel and Infrastructure Tax Credit

Godlewski Cites Continued Support for Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel NGVAmerica commends the U.S. Senate for passing tax legislation that extends the alternative fuel and infrastructure tax credits retroactively for all of 2014. The measure, already approved by the House, now goes to the President and is expected to […]

Fiat’s Latest Model New Doblò Available for Order

The Fiat New Doblò, available for order from this week, will arrive in Fiat showrooms starting from February. Produced in the Tofas plant in Bursa, Turkey, the new model is offered with a bi-fuel (petrol/methane) 1.4 T-JET 120 HP Natural Power engine, which ensures the same performance as the petrol version together with all […]

Quantum-Mainstay Alliance Delivers via Kenworth

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. has delivered its initial 21″ diameter Q-Lite® tank systems that were developed under a commercial alliance with Mainstay Fuel Technologies announced in September 2014. The systems incorporate Quantum’s light weight storage tanks and are being delivered directly to a major transportation company and to fleet […]

ADB Funds Next Stage of China’s Push for Natural Gas Fueled Transportation

600 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations, 200 liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling stations, 20 LNG filling stations for river vessels by 2018 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed loans of up to $450 million equivalent to help the People’s Republic of China (PRC) scale up its use of natural […]

Terpel Opens First CNG Station in NE Colombia

The city of Riohacha in northeastern Colombia is celebrating the opening of its first compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station. Located on the exit of the main road to Valledupar, the station, which sells CNG under the Gazel brand, has been designed to serve up to 1,000 customers on a daily […]

Clean Energy Ends 2014 With Major Transit Deal and Multiple Stations

Clean Energy constructs and completes 69 natural gas filling stations in 2014 Jacksonville Transportation Authority to consume 1 million DGE CNG Gallons annually Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is to design, build and operate a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA).  The deal, valued at […]

New Finnish LNG Terminal to Supply Transport and Industry

Finland’s  Ministry of Employment and the Economy has granted EUR 27.7 million (USD 34.4 m) in investment subsidies to Haminan Energia for the construction of an LNG terminal at the Port of HaminaKotka’s oil and gas harbour. The subsidies shall cover at most 30 per cent of the project’s approved […]

CNG Station Network Planned for Attica, Greece

Italian technology and engineering company CTIP Oil & Gas SRL has presented an investment plan for the development of a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) network in Greece, aimed primarily at the truck and bus sector. The proposal will focus on Attica, the region surrounding the capital city of Athens, and […]

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