What does CNG stand for?

CNG stands for Compressed Natural Gas. It is an alternative way to power most types of vehicles, instead of
gasoline. Because of large reserves of natural gas that are present in the United States, the popularity of
CNG vehicles is growing quickly since the cost is low, and the source of the fuel is not subject to politics
elsewhere in the world. Depending on many factors, CNG can be purchased for as little as $1.34 for an
amount of fuel equal to one gallon of gasoline GGE. Imagine that, paying $1.34 per gallon for  gas.In many
countries around the world CNG is already very popular and and widely available. Europe, Asia, Central and
South America have a good number of CNG filling stations and CNG vehicles are easy to find and purchase.
In South America, Argentina and Brazil are known to have a significant number of CNG stations.
Why You Should Switch to Compressed Natural Gas?

According to the Natural Gas Vehicles for America, there are now over 120,000 vehicles in the
UnitedStates that run on compressed natural gas. Around the world, there are now more than 8.7 million
natural gas vehicles or NGVs. And these numbers will continue to rise as compressed natural gas
increasingly becomes the alternative fuel of choice. But what made almost 9 million vehicle owners all
over the world decide to choose CNG vehicles over traditional? Let’s take a look at some of the best
reasons why compressed natural gas should be your choice too.

  • Compressed natural gas is ECO-FRIENDLY? Engines running on CNG produce less
    hydrocarbon exhaust emissions than gasoline-fuelled engines. In fact, compared to cars fuelled
    by gasoline or diesel, natural gas vehicles produce 70% less carbon monoxide (CO), 87% less
    non-methane organic gas (NMOG), 87% less nitrogen oxide (NOx) and 20% less carbon dioxide
    (CO2). And although natural gas vehicles do emit methane, one of the principal greenhouse
    gases, the methane emission is offset by the significant reduction in CO2 emissions.
  • Compressed Natural Gas is SAFE? CNG is stored in spherical or cylindrical tanks that are much
    stronger than gasoline fuel tanks. In case of an accident, CNG will dissipate into the
    atmosphere unlike gasoline, which pools in the ground and becomes a dangerous fire hazard.
    CNG also has a narrower range of flammability, which means that natural gas will not burn in
    concentrations in air that is below 5% and above 15%. In addition, natural gas is not toxic or
    corrosive. And because any leaks dissipate into the atmosphere instead of the ground, CNG will
    not contaminate ground water.
  • Compressed Natural Gas is EFFICIENT - Since natural gas is 90% methane, it has a
    substantially higher octane rating compared to gasoline. This allows for higher compression
    ratios that make the engines running on CNG significantly more efficient. Also, because CNG is
    a clean-burning fuel, it causes less wear and tear on the engine. This results to longer engine
    life and more savings from maintenance costs such as tune-ups and oil/ spark plug changes.
  • Compressed Natural Gas COSTS LESS? Natural gas costs significantly less than either gasoline
    or diesel. In fact, CNG is available at a third of the price of gasoline on average. Also, the
    prices of natural gas are less volatile compared to oil prices. This stability makes long term cost
    planning easier. Reduction in engine wear and tear due to the clean burning characteristic of
    natural gas also helps NGV owners save up on expensive tune-ups, parts replacements and oil
  • Compressed Natural Gas is ABUNDANT and READILY AVAILABLE - The United States has an
    abundant supply of natural gas. There is also an extensive, well-established network of gas
    pipelines distributing natural gas to several areas in the country. Also, there are now more than
    1,300 CNG fuelling stations across the US with more being built everyday. This makes CNG use
    convenient as NGV owners have easy access to natural gas fuelling stations.
With these top reasons, it’s easy to see why CNG is an excellent alternative to petroleum-based fuels.
Making the switch to CNG is easy even if you currently own a gasoline or diesel vehicle. VFCI
exclusively offers the best conversion systems on the market- from the world leader s of consistent top
quality CNG systems. We have an VFCI system to match most any vehicle from Ford - Chevy, Mazda -
BMW, GMC - Volkswagen, VFCI systems will handle it.