Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel today.
NGVs produce the fewest emissions of all vehicle fuel types.
NGV emissions contain significantly less pollutants than gasoline.
Dedicated NGVs release little or no emissions during fueling.
Some tune-ups for NGVs have been extended by up to 50,000 miles.
Some oil changes have been extended by up to 25,000 miles.
Pipes and mufflers have lasted longer in NGVs because the natural gas does not react with the metals.
Natural gas gives roughly the same mileage as gasoline.
Dedicated natural gas engines are superior in performance to gasoline engines because natural gas has an octane rating of 130.
Because natural gas is already in a gaseous state, NGVs have superior starting and drive ability, even under severe hot and cold weather conditions.
NGVs experience less knocking and no vapor locking.
Natural gas is cheaper per equivalent gallon than gasoline. On average, natural gas is one-third less than gasoline at the pump.
The fuel storage tanks on NGVs are thicker than those on gasoline or diesel vehicles.
NGVs are as safe or safer than those powered by other fuels. A 1992 AGA survey of more than 8,000 vehicles found that with more than 278 million miles traveled, NGV injury rates per vehicle mile traveled were 34% lower than the rate for gasoline vehicles. There were no fatalities reported — even though these vehicles were involved in more than 1,800 collisions.
Some states offer tax credits for each vehicle converted to run on natural gas.
Some states offer tax credits for purchasing an NGV.
Car Pool Lane: In order for a "Clean Fuel" vehicle to travel in the Express Lanes it must display a "Clean Fuel" sticker/decal which costs $10. If you have questions, please call the Department of Motor Vehicles, 801-297-7780, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. UDOT Fast FAQs.
There is free parking for low-emission and alternative fuel vehicles at all Salt Lake City parking meters.