CNG lets businesses and municipalities leave high gas prices in the dust while powering up a long list of other benefits. Here’s why CNG is on the rise in the US (and gaining traction right here in Louisiana!), especially among commercial consumers.
Lower Fuel Costs—Natural gas is the lowest-cost transportation fuel available today. In fact, CNG fleets can reduce a company’s fuel and maintenance expenses by up to 50% compared to traditional gasoline (and 40% compared to diesel).
Lighter Footprint—CNG is also the cleanest transportation fuel currently offered, reducing carbon dioxide by as much as one-third.
Central Fueling—With central fuel and maintenance, nobody benefits from current NGV infrastructure more than commercial fleets. Plus, not only can modular on-site NGV fueling stations use existing utility pipelines and be quickly constructed. But mechanics can be just as easily and speedily trained to support both CNG vehicles and infrastructure.
Wide-Ranging Options—Did you know that one-in-five of America’s transit buses now run on natural gas? However, transit buses are merely one of 200-plus fleet options now available in the US. Other types of fleets already utilizing NGVs include:
- Over-the-road trucks
- Street sweepers
- Refuse haulers
- School buses
- Delivery vehicles
- Airport shuttles
- And a great many more