CNG Fleet Managers
Are you looking for a cost effective and green fuel?
Compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel is ideal for fleet managers looking for alternatives to costly gasoline and diesel fuel. Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are good for our economy, our environment, and your bottom line. Driven by record amounts of industry investment and government incentives, more and more fleets are turning to NGVs, which use clean, inexpensive, and abundant natural gas as a vehicle fuel.
What’s more, the outlook for continued and increased use of natural gas is extremely positive. The U.S. natural gas resource base is the largest in the world and continues to grow, as millions of gallons of natural gas are being produced from previously untouched formations.
Join the parade of fleets choosing natural gas
Nearly one-fifth of all transit buses were run by compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquid natural gas (LNG) in 2011. Currently, transit buses are the largest users of natural gas for vehicles.
The fastest growing NGV segment is waste collection and transfer vehicles. Almost 40 percent of the garbage trucks purchased in 2011 were natural gas-powered. BioCNG™ is ideally suited to fuel garbage trucks because after the drivers unload at the landfill, they can pull up to the BioCNG™ fueling station and fill up with RNG fuel before returning to their assigned routes.
What’s more, at least 35 U.S. airports have natural gas vehicles in their own fleets and/or have policies encouraging their use by private fleets.
Which types of vehicle fleets make the most sense for use of natural gas fuel?
For the most part, high fuel use vehicles with return-to-base operations or repetitive route or pre-set geographic operating areas are the best bets for NGVs. Fleet owners with these types of vehicles should consider use of BioCNG for their vehicle fuel:
- Regional freight trucks
- Transit buses
- Refuse trucks
- Municipal sweepers
- Airport shuttle services
- Textile services
- Household goods
- School buses
- Courier sedan
- Newspaper vans
- Utility/ telecom vans
- Public works pick-ups
How about you?
Consider these facts about natural gas vehicles:
- There are about 120,000 NGVs on U.S. roads today and more than 15.2 million worldwide.
- There are about 1,000 NGV fueling stations in the U.S., about half of which are open to the public.
- There are also “home refueling appliances” available.
- About 50 U.S manufacturers produce 100 models of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles and engines.
- Natural gas currently costs from $1.50–$2.00 less per gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE).
- In the U.S. alone, NGVs offset the use of nearly 360 million gallons of gasoline in 2011.
- NGVs meet the strictest emission standards, including California’s AT-PZEV standard.
- NGVs are as safe as or safer than traditional gasoline or diesel vehicles.