Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles
Compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles are ideal for high-mileage, centrally fueled fleets, providing reduced emissions compared to gasoline and diesel fuels. They are used widely in the transportation industry for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle needs; however, no new, light-duty passenger CNG cars are currently on the market.
How They Work
Natural gas is a mixture of hydrocarbons consisting mainly of methane. Most of the natural gas consumed in the U.S. is domestically produced, reducing the nation's dependence on petroleum.
Compressed natural gas cars have similar performance to their gasoline counterparts; however, they typically have a lower range between fill-ups.