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The 9 Most Frequently Asked Questions about CNG Vehicles

Mar. 21, 2022

In this article, we will answer many common questions related to CNG vehicles. Stay tuned! The questions that will be answered are

❤ Is a CNG car better than a gasoline car?

❤ Can CNG cars run on gasoline?

❤ Is a CNG car worth buying?

❤ What are the disadvantages of CNG cars?

❤ Can we install CNG in self-driving cars?

❤ How much CNG can a 12kg cylinder hold?

❤ Do CNG storage tanks expire?

❤ Which company has the best CNG kit?

❤ Can CNG damage the car engine?

 

The 9 Most Frequently Asked Questions about CNG Vehicles

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1. Is a CNG car better than a gasoline car?

While gasoline cars may appeal to you with better performance, lower initial costs and lower service costs, CNG cars can save you huge amounts of money in the long run. Considering the dramatic fluctuations in the price of gasoline and the slight fluctuations in the price of compressed natural gas, this is certainly a better option. CNG can provide better mileage than the same car that uses gasoline.

 

2. Can CNG vehicles run on gasoline?

Yes, of course! If you are buying a CNG car, please be fully aware of the fact that every such car on the market is a dual fuel car. You can also run that vehicle on gasoline. If you are buying a CNG vehicle for the first time, you should know that your CNG car engine starts on gasoline only and switches to CNG once the engine is warmed up. even if you get an aftermarket CNG kit, you should start your car on gasoline only. You can switch between fuels at any time!

 

3. Is a CNG car worth buying?

CNG cars are definitely worth buying! But that's the problem. You should only choose a CNG car if your daily run exceeds at least 50 km. The number one reason people buy CNG cars is to save money on fuel. If you want to buy a car for short trips, say 20 km per day, it doesn't make sense to buy a CNG car because you will end up spending extra money on the maintenance part. Also, it doesn't make sense to sacrifice boot space if it doesn't prove to be a profitable deal.

 

4. What are the disadvantages of CNG cars?

Well, nothing is perfect! There is no doubt that CNG cars have their advantages, but they also have some disadvantages! Here are some of them.

► Boot space: In the case of CNG hatchbacks, you have almost no boot space. In the case of sedans and MUVs, you have to sacrifice boot space to a large extent in order to install CNG in your car.

Limited availability: Not every city has a lot of available CNG, for example Delhi. If you travel a lot by car, CNG is not the right fuel for you. In some states, you may have difficulty finding CNG stations.

► Short trips: CNG cylinders have a lower capacity compared to your car's fuel tank. Therefore, your car can travel shorter distances in a tank full of CNG. Frequent visits to CNG stations and long queues can sometimes be a hassle.

► Reduced performance and higher price: You will pay a higher price for a CNG car compared to a gasoline car. In addition, CNG provides less power than gasoline does. Is the extra cost really worth it? You decide!


The 9 Most Frequently Asked Questions about CNG Vehicles

 

5. can we install CNG in self-driving cars?

Considering the technical aspects, you can. Considering the experience, you shouldn't. If you want to use CNG in an autonomous vehicle (regardless of the transmission), you should make sure your CNG kit supports OBDII scanning. Also, it should have a dynamic timing advance. In my opinion, you should not use CNG in an autonomous car because you will definitely feel the lag in acceleration and gear shifts.

 

6. How much CNG can be filled in a 12 KG cylinder?

Normally, a cylinder with a capacity of 12 kg can hold up to 10 kg of CNG. The actual amount of CNG that goes into the cylinder depends on the pressure available at the filling station. You can get any weight between 9.5 and 9.8 kg at 200 bar pressure.

 

7. Are the CNG tanks expired?

Yes, they do. Normally, CNG cylinders last 15-20 years. To be on the safer side, you should have them hydrostatically tested periodically. This way you can determine the health of your CNG cylinder. Considering Delhi/NCR, a gasoline/CNG car can last 15 years, so the cylinder your new car comes with can last its lifetime unless it proves to be defective or in an accident.

 

8. Which CNG kit is the best?

Normally, a 12 kg capacity cylinder can hold up to 10 kg of CNG. the actual amount of CNG entering the cylinder depends on the pressure available at the filling station. You can get any weight between 9.5 and 9.8 kg at 200 bar pressure. 9.


Will CNG damage the car's engine?

Not at all. Most of you must know that "premium" gasoline from the gas station has a higher octane rating. CNG can reduce power by 8-10%, but it will not damage your engine at any time, provided it is properly maintained.

 

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