Higher gasoline prices and goals of decreasing U.S. oil dependence have spurred interest in natural gas vehicles (NGVs) for personal use and compressed natural gas as an alternative to conventional fuels. In the light-duty category, there are a growing number of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles offered by auto manufacturers. In addition, many late model vehicles have EPA-approved after-market conversion systems available.
Purchasing a pre-owned fleet vehicle is another option, especially in states where natural gas has been used for fleet transportation for several decades. States with the highest natural gas fuel consumption rates are California, New York, Texas, Georgia, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.
Many states have federal vehicle tax credits as incentives for drivers to purchase or convert a qualifying existing vehicle to a CNG vehicle.
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 or click here.
The BRC Fuelmaker Phill is a Vehicle Refueling Appliance (VRA) or Home Refueling Appliance (HRA) for fueling CNG vehicles. The appliance connects to your household or small business gas meter and conveniently fuels your vehicle overnight. Quiet, convenient and economical, the Phill can be installed inside or outside. Purchase or leasing options are available. Contact us for your personal consultation.