Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs)

Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are some of the cleanest vehicles on the road. The newest NGVs emit zero or near-zero NOx emissions and significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions when compared to gasoline or diesel engines. NGVs are an available alternative to conventional engines and a practical means to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, particularly from heavy-use applications. NGVs have helped bring localities into compliance with federal ambient air quality standards and other state and local pollution laws and regulations. NGVs also provide acute emissions reductions benefits – switching from a diesel to natural gas school bus, garbage truck, or other municipal vehicle can significantly reduce harmful tailpipe emissions and ensure that localities have cleaner air.

NGVs have the potential to become even cleaner as renewable natural gas (RNG) is utilized more often. Produced by capturing biomethane collected from agricultural waste, landfills, and wastewater treatment plants, RNG is chemically identical to fossil natural gas but has significantly lower emissions.

APGA has been a strong supporter of the growth and development of the NGV industry. Many APGA members use NGVs in their fleets, and some maintain and operate their own fueling stations. APGA supports legislation and regulatory policies that recognize the potential of NGVs and support their deployment.

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NGV Links and Resources

The Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decision makers find ways to reduce petroleum consumption through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures.

This calculator utilizes information about your driving habits to calculate total cost of ownership and emissions for many vehicles, including NGVs.

Vehicle Cost Calculator: HTTP://WWW.AFDC.ENERGY.GOV/AFDC/CALC/ 

Clean Cities is the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) flagship alternative-transportation deployment initiative, sponsored by the VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM. Clean Cities has saved nearly 3 billion gallons of petroleum since its inception in 1993.


Visit the Clean Cities' website at http://www.cleancities.energy.gov

CNG Station Finder can be found at https://maps.cngnow.com/

To learn more about the NGV industry, please visit NGVAmerica's website at www.ngvamerica.org.