Natural Gas Vehicles

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV)
Basic Information


…look like any other vehicle.
…NGVs operate on natural gas.

NGVs typically use one of two
varieties of natural gas:

 CNG: Compressed Natural Gas
 LNG: Liquefied Natural Gas


NGVs can be:

-run exclusively on natural gas


-run on either natural gas or gasoline.


-run on natural gas and use diesel for ignition. (Heavy-duty applications)



  Nearly 15 million NGVs are in use around the world!

 About 120,000 NGVs are on U.S. roads today!

Benefits & Cost Savings of Natural Gas Vehicles


Price:Natural gas costs are about 40-50% less than that of gasoline or diesel fuel; this results in quicker cost recovery and future cost savings.


Clean:Carbon monoxide emissions are reduced 70-90%. Carbon Dioxide emissions are reduced by 20-30%.


Quiet:NGVs operate at an 80-90% lower decibel level than diesel-fueled vehicles.


Safe:NGVs meet the same safety and fire standards as gasoline and diesel powered vehicles.


How Can I Get A Natural Gas Vehicle?


Average increased cost for a Natural Gas Vehicle (CNG):

$8,000-$12,000* (passenger/light-duty)



 Conversion kits are available for select models of vehicles–new & used.


 QSR (Qualified System Retrofitters)
Conversions must be performed by qualified system retrofitters.


Direct from OEM:
(Original Equipment Manufacturer)

A new vehicle either bi-fuel (CNG & gasoline) or dedicated CNG

Advantage to buying new–cost of conversion kit is financed in the price.

Some Vehicle Manufacturers already offering Natural Gas models:

HondaCivic Natural Gas
ChevySilverado 2500
DodgeRam 2500 CNG
FordF250 Pickups

More Options Available & More to Come!

* = prices vary by tank size, options, etc.

1.) Basic Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Terminology
2.) Natural Gas Fueling Station Locator
3.) Vehicle Cost Calculator – This tool uses basic information about your driving habits to calculate total cost of ownership and emissions for makes and models of most vehicles, including alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.
4.) Fuel Prices – this link show the current national average prices for various fuels
5.) How Can I Get a Natural Gas Fueling Station at My Location?

Check out this handy tool from the US Department of Efficiency & Renewable Energy. Or Email us with your name, location and name of your natural gas company and we will refer you to the appropriate people.