Natural gas vehicles outperform conventional fuels with a significantly higher octane rating, better fuel efficiency and lower operating costs - all while offering dramatic reductions in emissions.
Natural gas is the only fuel alternative that can power heavy-duty trucks and buses, among the busiest vehicles on the road today. By focusing on large public and private fleets, America can ease its dependence on foreign oil, dramatically reduce harmful emissions into our air and create clean energy jobs here at home.
Natural gas offers clean transportation solutions. For communities with high smog levels, natural gas vehicles are 25% cleaner than those that run on gasoline or diesel.
In 2008, the United States imported nearly 70% of our oil, much of it from unstable parts of the world. Yet 98% of the natural gas used in our country comes from right here in North America. Cleaner, homegrown energy. Isn't it time for a change?
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is a bargain, cutting fuel costs by approximately 40%. Add in its clean benefits, and it's no surprise many municipalities and leading U.S. companies are embracing this clean and cost-effective transportation alternative.
With approximately 110,000 natural gas vehicles on U.S. roads today, the need for fueling stations has increased. There now about 1,000 NGV fueling stations in the U.S. - and about half of them are open to the public.
There are more than 10 million NGVs on the road worldwide, yet only a small fraction are here in the U.S. Our nation can be a clean transportation leader with constructive policies that support the adoption of natural gas vehicles and expansion of the fueling infrastructure that can make these clean transportation alternatives a natural choice for companies, government entities and consumers alike.
The Natural Gas Fleet Savings Calculator is a spreadsheet based, total cost of ownership evaluation tool designed to help fleet owners conduct a preliminary analysis of the total costs associated with converting a fleet, or part of a fleet, to natural gas. It comes pre-loaded with the current numbers for natural gas vehicle availability and cost, but it is also fully customizable for fleet managers to input the parameters that best describe the kind of vehicles they use, and how they use them.
America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) and the American Gas Association (AGA) are working collaboratively to advance the development and utilization of natural gas vehicles.