Environmental Benefits

The Northeast U.S. is actively promoting alternatively-fueled vehicles to help address the region's air pollution challenges.

Natural gas vehicles are clean, and are available now!

Typical dedicated NGVs can reduce exhaust emissions of:
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) by 70%
  • Non-methane organic gas (NMOG) by 87%
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 87 percent
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) by 20 to 30% below those of diesel and gasoline vehicles.

The U.S. Department of Energy's alternative fuel vehicle website notes: "Commercially available medium- and heavy-duty natural gas engines have demonstrated over 90% reductions of carbon monoxide (CO) and particulate matter, and more than 50% reduction in nitrogen oxides (NOx) relative to commercial diesel engines."

The evidence is clear: natural gas vehicles are part of the environmental solution.