Welcome to World CNG
World CNG is a nationally-recognized alternative fuel vehicle company dedicated to the development, fabrication, and installation of alternative fuel technology. World CNG specializes in the conversion of passenger and cargo vehicles to use compressed natural gas (CNG) and caters to a variety of public and private fleets and transit and paratransit operators. With a technical and sales staff that includes some of the industry’s leading experts in CNG vehicle technology, World CNG is uniquely qualified to work with fleet managers from across the country to develop customized vehicle procurement and financing solutions that seamlessly integrate with any fleet.
To meet the growing demand for CNG vehicles and services from across the United States, the company in 2011 expanded its operations beyond its Seattle headquarters with wholly-owned subsidiaries and authorized installers around the country.
Why Alternative Fuels?
Based on current market conditions, CNG delivers considerable fuel savings of around 50%, when compared to conventional diesel or gasoline.
For example, assuming a price difference between gasoline and CNG of $1.90 per gallon, a Chevolet Impala taxi running on CNG at 25 MPG and traveling 100,000 miles per year saves over $7000 in fuel in just one year, compared to the same vehicle using conventional gasoline.
When compared to less fuel efficient gasoline vehicles such as shuttle buses and passenger vans, these savings are even greater. A typical shuttle bus operating on CNG instead of conventional gasoline or diesel stands to save upwards of $10,000 per year (assuming 10 MPG and 50,000 miles traveled per year).
Moreover, natural gas prices are projected to increase at a much slower rate over the the next 25 years than are petroleum prices. This means the cost advantage of choosing CNG will only grow.
Light-Duty Vehicle Emissions: CNG vs. Gasoline
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculated the potential benefits of CNG versus gasoline, based on the inherently cleaner-burning characteristics of natural gas. It was determined that CNG vehicles:
- Reduce carbon monoxide emissions by 90% – 97%
- Reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 25%
- Reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 35% – 60%
- Potentially reduce non-methane hydrocarbon emissions by 50% – 75%
- Emits fewer toxic and carcinogenic pollutants
- Emit little or no particulate matter
- Eliminate evaporative emissions
While stricter environmental regulations have forced automakers to continuously work to improve the emissions performance of gasoline vehicles, CNG vehicles have consistently kept their emissions performance well ahead of government standards. Results from tests comparing the emissions of light-duty CNG vehicles and light-duty gasoline vehicles can be found at the Vehicle Technologies Emissions Testing page.
For more in-depth analyses of natural gas vehicle emissions versus conventional fuel emissions, please see the AFDC Natural Gas Emissions page.
WASHINGTON STATE TAX EXEMPTIONS
Purchase or lease of a new passenger car, light duty truck, and medium duty passenger vehicle that is powered exclusively by clean alternative fuels between January 1, 2009, and July 1, 2015.
Purchase or lease of a new passenger car, light duty truck, and medium duty passenger vehicle that is powered exclusively by a high gas mileage hybrid between January 1, 2009, and July 31, 2009.
Qualifying hybrids remain exempt from the additional 0.3% motor vehicle sales/use tax through December 31, 2010.
- No application
- No Annual Survey/Report
- Electronic filing not required
- Dealer must keep records to substantiate the exemption
Clean alternative fuel exemption expires July 1, 2015. Please refer to the Washington State Legislature for more information.
Earlier today, 3M announced the certification of its first composite CNG tank designed for light- and medium-duty pick-up trucks and corporate fleet vehicles. World CNG has been named one of only five approved U.S. upfitters through whom these new 21.5 x 60 inch tanks are available, further solidifying World CNG’s commitment to be on the …Read more →
Funding to expand natural gas vehicle conversion capabilities and introduce new technology
Kent, Wash. (February 6, 2013) – World CNG, a company specializing in alternative fuel vehicle technology and conversions, today announced the receipt of $5 million in funding from Seattle-based Union Bay Capital, a leading institutionally backed private investment firm. World CNG plans to …Read more →
Kent, WA –(January 3, 2013)– World CNG, a company specializing in alternative fuel vehicle technology, today announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors – Kirt Montague, Chief Executive Officer of Plum Energy LLC; Steve Polski, Senior Manager of Corporate Responsibility at Cargill Inc.; and Eric Rottier, Chief Executive Officer of …Read more →
Collaborative project with CASECO Manufacturing and Clear Sky CNG yields medium-duty CNG service truck that outperforms gasoline and diesel models
Kent, WA –(November 28, 2012)– World CNG, a company specializing in natural gas vehicle technology and conversions, today announced the successful completion of a 2012 Ford F550 dedicated natural gas truck platform. The project’s goal …Read more →
Partnership between World CNG and Alt Fuel Partners will facilitate CNG retrofits of select light- and medium-duty in-service vehicles across the U.S.
Kent, WA –(October 25, 2012)– World CNG, a company specializing in alternative fuel vehicle technology and conversions, today announced a partnership with Alt Fuel Partners, the National Joint Powers Alliance Approved Contractor for …Read more →
World CNG teams with SCR Medical Transportation to introduce nation’s first fleet of natural gas-powered ADA minivans
Chicago’s premier paratransit operator to offer passengers environmentally sustainable rides with the Dodge Grand Caravan CNG
Chicago, August 21, 2012 – World CNG, a company specializing in natural gas vehicle conversions, today announced an agreement to build eleven natural gas-powered Dodge Grand Caravans for SCR Medical Transportation of Chicago. Over the next month, these cleaner-burning …Read more →
NGV Global contacted us in regards to the environmental and fuel cost impact of our 45 conversions for CNG for Hire and we were quite happy to oblige. Below you will find the complete article.
From NGV Global:…
Written by: WorldCNG on July 5, 2012.Read more →
CNG for Hire, a long-time customer of World CNG, was featured in an article published on June 25, 2012 and included a small mention of World CNG’s efforts. World CNG played an essential role in performing the conversions, getting the conversions EPA certified, and pushing hard for the financing that was used to pay for …Read more →
City of Chicago Green Taxi Program cited as important catalyst for CNG vehicle growth
Chicago, Illinois, May 30th, 2012 – World CNG, a company specializing in alternative fuel packaging and applications, today announced that with over 150 World CNG natural gas taxicabs currently in operation in Chicago, the company is on track to deploy a …Read more →