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Fueling Your Fleet for Less

While gasoline and diesel fuel prices have dropped recently, it remains a volatile market due to our nation’s dependence on foreign oil. It’s simply a matter of time before prices spike again. You may have considered switching your fleet to natural gas vehicles, but aren’t sure what your savings will be.

NGV Solutions is a one-stop resource for compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling system vehicle conversions, sales, service, leasing and consulting. One way we assist customers is to perform a free economic analysis when a client provides us with their fleet data.

The graphic that accompanies this article illustrates a breakdown of CNG savings achieved daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and for the life of a vehicle for public and private fueling. In this example, we based the data on a fleet of 15 gasoline-powered pick up trucks driven an average of 100 miles a day.

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Generally, the cost to convert or purchase a natural gas vehicle (NGV) is returned through annual fleet fuel savings. Also, many states have incentive or rebate programs for alternative fuel vehicles.

In addition to fuel savings, NGVs also have cleaner tailpipe emissions and less maintenance requirements than those with diesel engines.

Interested in learning more or letting us conduct a performance analysis? Contact us today via email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - or by calling 601-982-1244.

 

 

The Safety of Using Compressed Natural Gas

With the popularity of compressed natural gas (CNG) increasing among fleet owners and consumers, more people want to know about the safety aspects of driving a natural gas vehicle (NGV). CNG is a clean fuel that has been used for decades and produces less engine emissions. With its domestic availability, CNG is also a more affordable fuel than diesel or gasoline.

Our friends at NGV America recently produced a YouTube video that navigates through the safety and realities of driving an NGV. Click here to watch the video and learn more about CNG and NGVs.

 

 Rising-Prices

Memorial Day Gas Prices Highest of the Year

According to AAA, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline - $2.74 a gallon - reached its highest price of the year on Memorial Day - after rising for 39 of 41 days.

Gasoline prices surged as a rally in the oil market increased costs at the pump ahead of the summer driving season. Admittedly, consumers are paying less at the pump than they did a year ago, but the overall trend of rising gas prices makes it difficult to budget for transportation expenses.

Meanwhile, since opening our public Flowood, Mississippi compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, we’ve sold CNG for $1.99 per gasoline gallon equivalent or less – for the last four years.

Vehicles utilizing CNG have parallel fuel economy, cost less to operate, enjoy enhanced engine performance and produce fewer engine emissions. We offer full conversion services through our service center with a three-year, 36,000 mile warranty on all vehicle conversions. The equipment we sell and service has been specifically engineered for a wide range of applications, including private fleets and the residential market.

View our vehicle conversions brochure, call 601-982-1244, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about the economic and environmental benefits associated with natural gas vehicle conversions.

 

July-2015-Newsletter

Law Enforcement Powered by CNG

A recent news story out of Colorado focused on the Fort Lupton police department converting its entire police fleet to run on CNG. One of NGV Solutions' specialties is working with law enforcement agencies to convert their fleets – recent customers include the Booneville, Flowood and Pontotoc, Mississippi police departments.

Why would a police department turn to CNG-powered vehicles for their fleet? In Fort Lupton’s case, the economic downturn prevented them from purchasing any new vehicles between 2008 and 2012. After these four years, city officials knew replacement vehicles were overdue, but questioned how to plan for vehicles on a small city’s tight budget, in addition to meeting other city goals of becoming greener.

Many law enforcement agencies in and near our Southeastern United States footprint are experiencing the same economic (and environmental) pinch. Part of our NGV Solutions service is providing a free, economic analysis when an agency, organization or business provides us with their fleet data. Generally, the cost to convert or purchase a natural gas vehicle (NGV) is returned through annual fleet fuel savings, plus many states have incentive or rebate programs for alternative fuel vehicles.

CNG advocates know that in addition to fuel savings, NGVs also have cleaner tailpipe emissions and less maintenance requirements than those with diesel engines.

In Fort Lupton’s case, when gasoline and diesel prices were higher in 2013 and 2014, the city was saving about $7,500 per year through lower pump prices for CNG. While that shrunk when gasoline prices fell earlier this year, the city knows its CNG prices will stay in the $2 per gallon gasoline equivalent, even when gasoline prices rebound, allowing for better budgeting for its fuel costs.

At NGV Solutions’ public CNG fueling station in Flowood, we’ve sold CNG for $1.99 per gasoline gallon equivalent or less for the last four years.

Many law enforcement agencies favor bi-fuel CNG Chevrolet Tahoes and Yukons. NGV Solutions can service these and many other makes and models, in addition to installing conversion kits on existing fleet vehicles.

Interested in learning more? Contact us today via email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - or by calling 601-982-1244.

 

 

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