150 school districts rely on NGVs
Every day, 25 million children in the U.S. spend an average of an hour and a half on public school buses to get to and from school. School districts and health advocates have recognized the importance of reducing students’ exposure to harmful diesel exhaust emissions. There are now more than 150 school districts operating approximately 5,500 natural gas powered vehicles in their fleets to safely transport students and to help improve the air quality of these students.
Reduce exposure to exhaust pollution
New natural gas buses equipped with low-NOx natural gas engines provide a 50 – 90 percent reduction in NOx emissions relative to new diesel buses. On top of the NOx reductions, school districts using renewable natural gas can expect greenhouse gas reductions of 80 percent or higher depending on the source of RNG.
A wide array of Natural Gas Vehicle options are commercially available
Time-fill fueling option
Fleets that return to central depots for extended periods — such as overnight or long mid-day breaks in service — may find time-fill fueling systems more attractive. These systems are considered the most efficient and economical because they do not require as much compression capacity as a fast-fill system, and they do not require on-site CNG storage or fast-fill dispensers. In time-fill applications, drivers connect their vehicle to the automated system and walk away. The automated nature of time-fill fueling reduces as much as 15 minutes of labor time per driver per day.
Need a natural gas station on your route?
If use of existing fueling infrastructure is not practical, convenient, or economical, it may be better to build a new CNG, LNG, or LCNG station. NGVA can connect you with member station builders across North America.
NGVA can connect you with member station builders across North America.