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|What is CNG?
CNG is Compressed Natural Gas stored at high pressure of 200 bar or about 3,000 psi. Natural gas is a gas that comes from within the earth and consists of 85% methane, 10% nitrogen and carbon dioxide, and the balance is ethane, propane, and butane. The octane rating of natural gas is 130.
Can my engine run on both CNG and gasoline?
Yes, you can run on either fuel and change the fuel you are using with the push of a button on the dash.
Can I use the natural gas at my home?
You can only use CNG. The natural gas at your home is not compressed.
Do you sell CNG filling stations?
Where can I fill my car with CNG?
Click on this link to view the interactive map of filling stations in your area. CNG Filling Stations
If there are no filling stations in your area, ask your local Natural Gas Company to install public filling stations in your area.
Do you have a dealer and installer program and do you have training?
Yes, we are looking for dealers and installers throughout the USA and we do have a free training program at our office and we and volume discounts for dealers. If you are interested in becoming a dealer or installer, contact us with your business plans after reading our entire CNG Web site.
How much CNG will my car use?
The Amount used depends on the vehicle size and engine. You will get about the same miles per gallon.
Will using CNG harm my engine?
No, it is better for your engine as explained on our CNG home page.
Are your kits EPA Certified?
No, and you are not required to have an EPA certified conversion kit installed on your car if it is over 2 years old. Most conversion kits installed throughout the USA are not EPA certified conversion kits. See our EPA page for more information.
Are your kits EPA Approved?
Conversion kits can be proven to be EPA compliant (approved) for vehicles over 2 years old. Our conversion kits do not tamper with any engine devices or controls so they do not violate any anti tampering laws, however, we are in the process of getting our conversion kits EPA approved for many engines. We will provide a list of approved vehicles soon. We have tested the emissions on many vehicles using our kits and the engines always have fewer emissions when running on CNG. Here is the link to the EPA Alternative Fuel Page Click Here On this page you will see that installing a conversion kit is only a potential violation if done improperly.
Will I be able to get any tax credits?
Our kits do not qualify for the federal tax credit, but may qualify for some state credits. Check with your state for tax credit information. For Federal tax credit only EPA certified conversions qualify, and getting a conversion certified is about $250,000 per engine per model year. EPA certified conversion installations cost $12,000 and up and are only available for a few late model V8 engines.
Will I be able to pass my state inspections?
You should not have any trouble passing your inspections. Your emissions will be much lower if tested while running on CNG. Some states may require your conversion kit to have a CSA America inspection. Click on this link for a CSA America Inspector near you. http://peoplesearch.csa-america.org
California News: California now requires all CNG kits to be CARB certified or they will not pass the smog inspection.
If you install a kit, you will have to remove some or all of the kit to get it smogged.
If you live in California complain to your authorities about these laws and get the laws changed!
How is the conversion kit installed?
See our HOW IS IT INSTALLED page and read our instructions and view our video.
How do I switch fuels?
You can switch to either fuel anytime, except when the engine is idling, with the push of a button.
What do I get with my conversion Kit?
You get everything needed including the filling nozzle. The kit does not come with a CNG tank, tank valve, or tank mounting bracket. See our WHAT DO I GET page.
Can I install it myself or do I need a mechanic?
You can install it yourself if you can take the time to read and follow instructions, have basic mechanical skills and tools, and have and can use a DC voltmeter. We have detailed instructions written for the home installer. We recommend that two people install the entire kit. You will need two people to install the tank. We have installers throughout Utah and in several other states throughout the USA. If we do not have an installer near you, ask your local mechanic if they will install it for you. We do not install, but we do provide technical support.
How long does it take to install?
It depends on the vehicle and your mechanical skills, but for most people it takes 8 to 12 hours. This does not include the time to install the tank which will take 1 to 4 hours.
Can I install more than one tank?
Yes, you may wish to install more than one tank to increase your driving range, particularly in larger 8 cylinder vehicles. See our PRICES page for pricing on our tanks and all our products.
How long will it last?
Your kit and tank will last for many years, and will most likely outlast your car.
If my tank expires can I get it recertified?
What maintenance is Required?
You only need to perform a quick visual inspection of your system each time you fill your car with natural gas.
Can the conversion kit be removed?
Yes, you can remove it if you want and install it in another vehicle, but you may need a few different parts, which you can purchase from us.
Can I sell my CNG vehicle or will it have be removed?
Yes, you can sell your car without removing your conversion kit and you should get a much better price for your vehicle.
Can the CNG tank explode in an accident?
A CNG cylinder is a very strong and thick storage tank and is just as safe or safer than a thin plastic or metal gasoline tank. Millions of cars have been safely driving on CNG for many years including many federal, state, and local government vehicles.
Will I get a "Check Engine" light when driving on CNG?
If your kit is properly installed and adjusted you will most likely still get a check engine light. If you wait until your engine is warm before using CNG you most likely will not get a check engine light. The reason you get a check engine light is because the CNG fuel burns so much cleaner that the cars computer thinks the engine may be running rich or lean even though it is not. We recommend purchasing a low cost scanner to read and clear any codes if you get any check engine lights. We have them available for only $30.
Do the kits violate any EPA or Clean Air Act laws?
No emission systems are modified, and the engine will have less pollution on CNG.
Can it be installed on a hybrid?
We had problems with the Prius we installed a kit on and could not get it to operate consistently without the big triangle of death coming on occasionally, which requires you to disconnect the battery and reboot the computer. It may work on other hybrids by other manufacturers, but we have not tested the kit on other hybrids.
Can it be installed on a turbo charged engine?
Yes, it can be installed on a turbo charged engine. On a turbo charged engine the mixer is installed on the intake of the turbo charger and after the air filter.
Can it be installed on a diesel engine?
We have conversion kits for diesel engines. A diesel engine requires a dual fuel system with at least 30% diesel fuel to operate safely, so it will be a mixture of the two fuels simultaneously. Most use about 40% diesel and 60% CNG.