1. Runs CleanerCNG Produces up to 95% Less Carbon Monoxide Than Diesel
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is a more environmentally friendly fuel. And because CNG fuel systems are completely sealed, CNG trucks don’t produce any evaporative emissions. A truck company that is committed to sustainability can add CNG trucks and dual-fuel trucks to its fleet, which can be refueled at any CNG gas station.
Costs LessAnnual Fuel Costs for a CNG Fleet Are About 51% Less Than a Diesel Fleet*
Diesel prices are continually fluctuating. Since CNG costs less than gasoline on a per-gallon equivalent basis, it’s a great alternative fuel. CNG trucks also have lower operating costs. CNG is a clean-burning fuel, resulting in minimal engine wear and requiring fewer oil changes, which saves money on engine maintenance.
*Source: “Calculate Your Natural Gas Savings.” Natural Gas Savings Calculator. Web. 13 Feb. 2014.
Safer to StoreThe Injury Rate for a Natural Gas Fleet Vehicle is 37% Lower Than the Injury Rate for a Gasoline Fleet Vehicle**
Natural gas vehicles have been proven to be safer in operation with lower injury, fatality and collision rates compared to gasoline fleets. CNG is non-toxic and has a very limited range of flammability. Independent and government tests have also proven that CNG is safer to store than diesel with stronger and safer fuel tanks that reduce the likelihood of accidental release.
**Source: “How Safe Are Natural Gas Vehicles?” Clean Vehicle Education Foundation. 17 Sept. 2010