Compressed natural gas is a real bargain. CNG can cut fuel costs by about 45%, and by taking advantage of existing natural gas lines at home, consumers can save even more when they fuel the vehicle at their home with a home refueling appliance. Another plus: CNG vehicles deliver the same power and performance at the same fuel economy as their gasoline counterparts. Since 2006, CNG has averaged $1.40 per gallon less than gasoline - a savings of $600 annually for the average commuter.
Honda GX F150 Pickup Chevrolet Impala E450 Shuttle Bus E250 Service Van Other Engine (L) 1.8 5.4 3.5 6.8 5.4 Fuel Capacity GGE 8 20 10 27 30 Miles Per Gallon 28 16 23 8 10 Vehicle Range (miles) 224 320 239 216 300 Miles Driven Annually CNG Upgrade Cost $ 6,000 $ 12,000 $ 11,000 $22,000 $ 16,000 $ Incentives $ 500 $ 500 $ 500 $ Incremental Cost $ 5,500 $ 12,500 $ 10,500 $ 22,000 $ 16,000 $ Fuel Savings (per gallon) $ $ $ $ $ $ Payback (Years) 1. Miles per gallon is based on the combined city & highway mpg ratings as published by the EPA. 2. Fuel economy for the F250 and E450 vehicles is estimated. EPA does not publish fuel economy ratings for this class of vehicles. 3. Federal incentives are determined by the Internal Revenue Service under the Qualified Alternative Fuel Motor Vehicles and Heavy Hybrid Vehicles Credit. Information for each vehicle can be accessed at: Click to Link 4. Fuel savings is based on the 4-year (2005-2008) average price difference between unleaded gasoline and CNG fuel compressed by the customer and applying the 50 cent per gallon federal excise tax for CNG. 5. Call for current residential customer incentives.