CNG Conversions by CNG2GO
Specializing in NFPA 52 Legal 4th Generation Auto Gaz Direct Port Injection CNG Conversions, CNG Auto Collection exclusively sells and markets conversions for the #1 best quality and service converters in Oklahoma. With expanded conversion facilities growing to 10,000 sq ft CNG2GO is quickly changing the face of transportation in the state of Oklahoma and surrounding states. Having a background in all levels of CNG Conversions—EPA Certified, Direct Port Injection and Diesel Conversions—and numerous experts in the field to rely on, customers receive the best possible match to fulfill their needs, and desire for affordability and range. All CNG conversions performed byCNG2GO customers are done so by state licensed, and regulated certified installers, keen to the primary need for safety and reliability when converting your vehicle. Many of our technicians hold higher degrees in electronics and are ASE Certified/Master Mechanics. Most have over 20 years of experience in auto mechanics or more.
A limited number of U.S. vehicles are currently converted to run on compressed natural gas. At the time of this article only 15,000 CNG vehicles are currently registered in the state of Oklahoma (as of the end of 2012). In 2013, over 5,000 more CNG vehicles are expected to be imported into Oklahoma and or converted to run on CNG, and an additional 10,000 in 2014, the last year of the Oklahoma tax incentive period.
In essence, the number of CNG vehicles in Oklahoma is expected to double in the next 24-month period.
Why? You may ask. Well, CNG as a fuel costs only $0.90/gallon compared to gasoline at an average of $3.50/gallon. It just makes financial sense to lower your fuel costs for your business, or if you commute a long way to work. Most CNG vehicle drivers see a 75% reduction in fuel costs, with little to no change in power or fuel efficiency, a savings on average of $3,000 or more per year.
Most conversions, after the tax incentives, only require 12 months to recoup your investment.
CNG Auto Sales, originally only sold EPA certified conversions through its affiliate facility in Dallas, Tx. But, in 2012, seeing the demand for CNG conversions on the rise, and the standards of conversions being sufficiently defined in Oklahoma to include most of the parameters of the EPA conversions, such as DOT and NFPA 52 regulations being incorporated into conversion requirements, our dealership began performing Direct Port Injection conversions on premise through one of our partner companies, especially established just for CNG conversions and repairs.
Shortly after, that portion of our business seperated and expanded into a much larger facility, where now, a seperate company, CNG2GO can house and work on up to 7 vehicles at the same time. With additional expansion this year, in 2013, it now houses a training facility and is the Oklahoma and central states regional distributor for Autogaz, a 4th generation CNG Direct Port Injection system manufactured in Europe that we use exclusively in our DPI conversions. The product we sell for CNG2Go is far superior, CNG’s installers are the best in the business, and the quality of customer service is top-rate.
CNG2Go’s installers have successfully installed hundreds of CNG conversions that are still on the road today.
We stand behind our product and service with a standard 3 year/36,000 mile warranty on all conversions.
Any vehicle can be converted with the following limitations:
- LESS THAN 100K MILES (this is due to cylinder warping in gasoline engines)—no engine check needed.
- Over 100K MILES ON CASE-BY-CASE BASIS—compression and leak-down check required. No engine over 150K miles allowed
- NO TURBOS, NO ECO-BOOST, NO HYBRIDS
- Vehicle must be inspected prior to conversion
- All Tanks will be placed in Truck beds, car trunks, or cargo areas of SUV’s and vans
Please be aware that in passenger vehicles, tanks are required to be placed inside the vehicle, but will be vented to the exterior of the vehicle for your safety. CNG tanks take up 5x the space of a gasoline tank because CNG is a gas and not a liquid. Bare this in mind when choosing to have a conversion done—it will impact your storage space in your car or truck.
- Pricing: Depends on kit, and more especially tank capacity and age of tanks. All conversions are custom quoted to fit your needs.
- Direct Port Injection
- Throttle Body
- EPA Certified for government and private fleets
- Which should I choose? Most vehicles after 2004 are best converted with one of our Auto Gaz Direct Port Injection (DPI) kits. Older vehicles with carburetors are ideal for a Throttle Body kit.
- Kits are specific to the number of cylinders on your engine 4-6-8. DPI kits are computer programmed and tuned. Throttle Body are open-loop manual control tuned.
- EPA certified are only available for a limited number of vehicles all brand new models only and generally costs over $10,000 to perform to EPA and CARB specifications. If you are not regulated by the DOT or are not a state or local government fleet, EPA certification is good but not required in the state of Oklahoma, or 49 out of 50 states, excluding California.
- Do CNG Conversions get worse gas mileage?
- Natural Gas or Methane (CH4) burns at 120 octane, and about 15% more BTU’s than gasoline (summer blend). Winter blend gas is even worse, about 8% less BTU’s than summer blend. So, even though your engine is not set for the higher compression of natural gas, since CNG burns better and more efficiently than gasoline, on an EPA or DPI conversion, fuel efficiency may even increase by 5% (1-2 MPG’s). Throttle Body conversions are not as efficient, and may reduce MPG’s by 5% vs. gasoline.
- Can CNG Auto Sales Modify my Vehicle to get Better Gas Mileage?
- Yes! Just ask us about our performance modifications to increase fuel efficiency MPG’s by as much as 7-10 MPG’s even on full size trucks! What? $0.90/gallon and 25 MPG’s on my truck? Are you serious!? Absolutely! And CNG Auto Sales specializes in it. Even Nitrous Oxide (NO2) installations, and other performance mods, exhausts and air intakes.
- What comes with the conversion?
- Everything out-the-door including any size tank up to 13.5 GGE.
- Can I get more tanks?
- Yes! We can install up to 1000 mile range tanks, in a truck and have more experience in the scientific observation and testing of long-range CNG vehicles than any other company in America with over 200K miles logged so far on the Tulsa Flyer since the summer of 2011.
- Will my vehicle still run on gasoline?
- Yes! It will run on both. Our conversion does not affect your current gasoline system, and you will still want to run gas through your engine from time-to-time to avoid sour gas or your fuel line and pump from going out.
- Does CNG2GO do Diesel Conversions?
- Yes! But, we perform the 50-50 Diesel Conversion with a built-in CNG shut off for your engine’s safety, so it does not overheat. No other conversion system has this built-in failsafe.
- Do CNG2GO Conversions void Mfg Warranties?
- None of the conversions that maybe directly performed by CNG2GO void the Mfg warranty. Solid case law and past legal judgments support this assertion for the specific brands of conversion equipment we carry and have installed.
All Oklahoma and Utah residents receive a non-refundable state income tax credit. All tax credit certifications and invoices will be provided after the conclusion of the conversion.
Oklahoma residents get a 50% credit of the invoiced amount for the conversion. Most credits on conversions run $4,000-$6,000! For conversion questions please call our sales team at 918-628-1264
Contact us today for more details.
Road Runner Tires LLC (c) 2013
For more information about
CNG Vehicles, CNG Conversions, or Tires
Please contact CNG AUTO COLLECTION and ROAD RUNNER TIRES
or feel free to mail us at:
3726 S. Memorial Dr.
Tulsa, Ok 74145
The next generation of CNG technology has arrived! Together with Road Runner Tires and our trained experienced staff at CNG2GO, the sales team at the Auto Collection are here to serve your special needs to save money on your car, truck or van. From Natural Gas Conversions by the state’s top rated installers to the lowest prices on new and used tires, we are here to raise the bar on customer service and satisfaction.
With our large sales facility conveniently located at the corner of the Broken Arrow Expressway and Memorial Dr., our sales staff can take you through the process on how to save $10,000′s over the next decade with better fuel efficiency, lower fuel costs, and better deals on name brand tires like Hankook, Nitto, Khumo, and Goodyear. As well as our house brands that start as low as $59 a tire carry-out special.
Let us help you save more money!
Call us today. 918-628-1264
What is CNG?
CNG or compressed natural gas is a domestically available, economical, clean burning, alternative fuel source for vehicles.
Rather than burn gasoline or diesel fuel, a consumer would fuel their vehicle with natural gas. In order to provide enough range, the gas is compressed and stored on the vehicle in pressurized tanks. Tanks that can hold up to 3,600 psi.
Sounds a little scary doesn’t it? Not when you compare the physical properties of Natural Gas and gasoline. The fact is that natural gas is a much safer fuel than gasoline. (Ever wonder why the stove in your home doesn’t burn gasoline instead of natural gas?)
Natural Gas is an organic compound that is found deep within the earth. It is a fossil fuel formed over millions of years of geological pressures and changes. Natural gas is primarily methane comprised of hydrogen and carbon. It is a safe fuel source that is commonly used in homes and businesses for heating, lighting and cooking.
How is Natural Gas used for powering vehicles?
This is accomplished by the following steps:
1.) Natural gas is compressed and enters the vehicle through the natural gas dispenser or fill post
2.) It flows into high-pressure cylinders that are located on the vehicle.
3.) When the driver steps on the accelerator, the natural gas leaves the on-board storage cylinder, passes through the high-pressure fuel line and enters the engine compartment.
4.) Gas then enters the regulator, which reduces pressure from up to 3,600 psi to approximately atmospheric pressure.
5.) The natural gas solenoid valve allows natural gas to pass from the regulator into the gas mixer or fuel injectors.
6.) Natural gas mixed with air flows down through the carburetor or fuel injection system and enters the engine’s combustion chambers.
Are Natural Gas Vehicle safe?
Natural Gas is lighter than air. This means that it will not puddle (like gasoline) or sink to the ground like propane, which is heavier than air. Instead, Natural Gas will rise and dissipate in the atmosphere.
Natural gas also has a higher ignition temperature. This means that it is much harder to ignite. Also the storage systems used for compressed natural gas are infinitely stronger that the gasoline tanks found on cars and trucks today.
Big thanks to P.C. McKenzie Company
How is CNG Green?
Per mol of CO2 produced, CNG releases over 1.6 times as much energy than Gasoline
Due to the absence of any lead or benzene content in CNG, the lead fouling of spark plugs is eliminated. CNG-powered vehicles have lower maintenance costs when compared with other fuel-powered vehicles. CNG fuel systems are sealed, which prevents any spill or evaporation losses. Another practical advantage observed is the increased life of lubricating oils, as CNG does not contaminate and dilute the crankcase oil. CNG mixes easily and evenly in air being a gaseous fuel. CNG is less likely to auto-ignite on hot surfaces, since it has a high auto-ignition temperature (540 °C) and a narrow range (5%-15%) of flammability.
CNG emits significantly less pollutants such as carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrocarbons (UHC), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx) and particulate matter (PM), compared to petrol. For example, an engine running on petrol for 100 km emits 22,000 grams of CO2, while covering the same distance on CNG emits only 16,275 grams of CO2. CNG is essentially methane, i.e. CH4 with a calorific value of 900 kJ/mol. This burns with Oxygen to produce 1 mol of CO2 and 2 mol of H2O. By comparison, petrol can be regarded as essentially Benzene or similar, C6H6 with a calorific value of about 3,300 kJ/mol and this burns to produce 6 mol of CO2 and 3 mol of H2O. From this it can be seen that per mol of CO2 produced, CNG releases over 1.6 times as much energy as that released from petrol (or for the same amount of energy, CNG produces nearly 40% less CO2).] The corresponding figures are 78 and 25.8 grams respectively, for nitrogen oxides. Carbon monoxide emissions are reduced even further. Due to lower carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides emissions, switching to CNG can help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. The ability of CNG to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the entire fuel lifecycle will depend on the source of the natural gas and the fuel it is replacing. The lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions for CNG compressed from California’s pipeline natural gas is given a value of 67.70 grams of CO2-equivalent per megajoule (gCO2e/MJ) by the California Air Resources Board (ARB), approximately 28% lower than the average gasoline fuel in that market (95.86 gCO2e/MJ). CNG produced from landfill biogas was found by ARB to have the lowest greenhouse gas emissions of any fuel analyzed, with a value of 11.26 gCO2e/MJ (over 88% lower than conventional gasoline) in the low-carbon fuel standard that went into effect on January 12, 2010.
Road Runner Tires LLC (c) 2013