CNG has been around for many decades, believe it or not but with the price of fuel and harm that carbon emissions have been doing to our surroundings, it is just now becoming popular with the green movement and is cost efficient.
What is CNG?
Compressed natural gas, or CNG, is natural gas under pressure which remains clear, odorless, and non-corrosive. Although vehicles can use natural gas as either a liquid or a gas, most vehicles use the gaseous form compressed to pressures above 3,100 pounds per square inch.
What are the benefits of using natural gas in transportation?
Natural gas is produced both worldwide and domestically at relatively low cost and is cleaner burning than gasoline or diesel fuel. Natural gas vehicles show an average reduction in ozone-forming emissions of 80 percent compared to gasoline vehicles. It also reduces smog-forming and greenhouse gas emissions as well as our dependence on foreign oil.
What vehicles use natural gas?
CNG vehicles have been introduced in a wide variety of commercial applications, from light-duty trucks and sedans – like taxi cabs, to medium-duty trucks – like UPS delivery vans and postal vehicles, to heavy-duty vehicles like transit buses, street sweepers and school buses.