When it comes to Natural Gas Vehicles, commercial fleets aren’t the only ones getting in on the fun. Initial roadblocks since subsiding, CNG Vehicles are also becoming more and more enticing to the residential driver. From early advantages to emerging developments, here are a few factors paving the way:
Fuel Savings—It costs around half as much to fuel a residential NGV compared to a gasoline-powered car. Matter of fact, natural gas is the lowest-cost transportation fuel available.
Eco-Friendliness—Natural gas also goes on record as the cleanest way to power a vehicle, reducing smog-causing pollutants by nearly 90%.
More Options—With more than 500 CNG engines and vehicles currently available, residential consumers have more options than ever before. Options such as bi-fuel vehicles, most notably, which have the ability to run on gasoline and diesel, as well as natural gas.
Greater Flexibility—The rising prevalence of public fueling stations are helping to make it easy and worry-free to fill up the ole’ natural gas tank. Saying nothing of home fueling appliances, which let you forego the gas station altogether—and instead fill up from the comfort of your garage.
Home Fueling Units
This one-of-a-kind technology allows residential NGV owners to fill up their CNG tanks from the convenience of their home garage. Home fueling units:
- Allow drivers to refuel overnight
- Consist of a simple small compressor that mounts on a garage wall or pedestal
- Connect right to the natural gas line that serves the home
- Run on electricity and use fewer watts than most small kitchen appliances
- List HE Systems Technologies and Fuelmaker among its biggest producers