If you're a fleet owner looking for safe, economical fleet vehicles that can meet stringent air quality regulations, switching to natural gas vehicles (NGVs) may be the perfect option.
Benefits of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
Natural gas vehicles run on clean-burning, compressed natural gas, which has a number of advantages over gasoline or diesel:
- It's one of the cleanest fossil fuels, capable of meeting even the most stringent regulations.
- It's economical. CNG costs around $1 less per gallon than gasoline1.
- It has a great safety track record2.
- There are a number of financial incentives and grants available for switching.
Learn more about the benefits of natural gas vehicles.
Natural Gas Vehicle Options
Fleet owners have three ways to switch to natural gas vehicles:
- Buy them directly from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
- Buy them used for sale by owner
- Convert existing vehicles to run on CNG
Learn more about your natural gas vehicle options.
Natural Gas Vehicle Performance and Engine Life
When it comes to performance, NGVs often deliver similar horsepower ratings to their diesel and gasoline-powered counterparts. Natural gas has an octane rating of approximately 130, compared to 91 octane gasoline. And because of the clean burning attributes of natural gas, NGVs generally have longer engine life compared to most gasoline-powered vehicles.
1 Source: Based on a comparison of MPG figures published by American Honda Corporation for the 2009 Honda Insight and the 2009 Honda Civic GX.
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