Natural Gas is a smart, low-emission alternative to gasoline and diesel— and it delivers similar horsepower ratings. Premium gasoline is 91 octane, while natural gas has an octane rating of approximately 130. This higher octane allows for the increased engine compression and combustion efficiency of CNG.
Oil-based fuels have price volatility, supply disruptions, and ever increasing regulatory burdens. Oil is immersed in controversy and politics, and increasing population and industrialization create significant challenges for oil based energy, including:
Natural gas is abundant, cost-effective, and clean. Many transit, refuse and transportation fleets, including class 7 and 8 tractors, have already switched some or all of their vehicles to Compressed Natural Gas. And the number will only continue to grow.
Higher octane allows for the increased engine compression and combustion efficiency of CNG.