Recent advances in production technology have dramatically increased our reserves of domestic natural gas, stabilized prices, and increased the cost savings relative to gasoline and diesel. This provides further assurance that using American, abundant, affordable natural gas as a vehicle fuel is good for our economy, our environment and our country – for generations to come. Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) are powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG). Both are cleaner, safer and less expensive than traditional fuels. New developments in engine and vehicle technology, more stringent air quality regulations, and government incentives make this choice increasingly attractive.
Our nation has the most extensive natural gas distribution system of any country in the world, making it feasible to install CNG fueling equipment at existing gas stations supplied from existing natural gas lines. There are more than 1,300 NGV fueling stations available now and the number is growing fast. In addition, convenient home refueling with CNG home refueling appliances is already available with more appliances expected on the market soon.
In the light-duty category, there are a growing number of CNG vehicles offered by the auto manufacturers through their dealers and fleet sales network. A list of these is as follows:
In addition, there is a long list of late-model vehicles, for which there is an EPA-approved after-market conversion system available. This includes many Ford vehicles available with the optional “gaseous engine prep” package (specially hardened engine components) making them eligible for conversion to CNG by Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifiers (QVMs.) To obtain information about aftermarket conversions and new or used vehicles that can be modified to operate on natural gas, visit NGV America.
Home Refueling Appliances
The BRC Fuelmaker Phill is a Vehicle Refueling Appliance (VRA) for fueling CNG vehicles. The appliance connects to your household gas meter and conveniently fuels your vehicle overnight right from the comfort of your own home. Quiet, convenient and economical, the Phill can be installed inside or outside your garage. Purchase or leasing options are available. Contact us for your personal consultation.
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