Fuel-Efficient Natural Gas Truck Conversions

Natural Gas Retrofitting for Bi-Fuel Convenience

Choosing to convert your car or truck to a compressed natural gas system is a profitable one: Savings over using traditional gasoline are significant. But which CNG system should you choose for your vehicle? There are three types of CNG systems:

  • Dedicated: Running solely on CNG, most of these vehicles were factory-manufactured for government fleets and have made their way to the public through the used car market. New, dedicated CNG vehicles cost about $10-15,000 more than a similar gasoline vehicle.
  • Bi-Fuel: These vehicles have the ability to run on either gasoline or CNG. While some bi-fuel vehicles were made in the factory, most were originally manufactured to run on gasoline and have been retrofitted to also run on CNG.
  • Dual-Fuel: These vehicles have the ability to run on either diesel, or a blend of CNG with diesel.  The amount of CNG that can be blended without risk of vehicle damage is limited to about 40%.

CNG Installed on a pickup truck

Choosing to convert your car or truck to a compressed natural gas system is a profitable one: Savings over using traditional gasoline are significant. But which CNG system should you choose for your vehicle? There are three types of CNG systems: