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5 Reasons Why You Should Buy a CNG car

Sponsored Feature  | Updated: August 28, 2019, 06:56 PM IST

It goes without saying that we have a responsibility towards preserving the environment and conserving our depleting natural resources.

One of the ways of going about it is to move towards cleaner mobility, the bridge to which is CNG. Known as Compressed Natural Gas, CNG has been scientifically proven to be safer, cleaner burning than other fossil fuels, and is a lot more efficient at the same time.

5 Big Reasons to go for CNG cars

  • CNG is more cost-effective
    Natural gas is abundant and quite affordable. This means the cost of running is lower, and usually offsets the cost of purchase within two years of running the vehicle, depending on your average daily drive.
  • CNG is safe
    CNG is less volatile, has a higher ignition point, and has lower flammability limits. It's also lighter than air, which means that if a leak does occur, the gas will dissipate away from the vehicle as the gas is filled at 200psi pressure. All of this means that the accidental combustion of CNG is less likely. Thanks to these benefits, more and more owners are opting for CNG powered vehicles for both private and commercial use.
  • CNG is less polluting
    The combustion of CNG mainly produces carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapour. As a result, CNG reduces harmful carbon monoxide (CO) emissions by a significant 90 to 97 per cent, and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 35 to 60 per cent. [1]
  • CNG usage has higher economic benefits to the nation
    CNG is abundantly available in India. It is estimated that overall local reserves of natural gas in India amount to 27 years of supply at current demand whereas local reserves of crude oil amount to less than 5.5 years. Moreover, India is estimated to have incurred a crude oil import bill in the region of Rs. 881,282 crores in the financial year that ended March 2019 [2]. Such a figure further underlines the importance of switching to CNG.
  • Choosing the right CNG car
    As a car buyer, what you should look for in a CNG car is the right blend of performance, safety, convenience, mileage, and durability. In that respect, S-CNG cars by Maruti Suzuki tick all the right boxes. The CNG setup in these cars is integrated from the ground-up and has been crash-tested to ensure complete safety in any situation. Furthermore, advanced components have been used to ensure the maximum lifespan of the engine. When you couple that with Maruti Suzuki's strong presence of 3500+ workshops across the country (as of July 1st, 2019), all of this goes towards a stress-free and more affordable ownership experience throughout the life of the CNG car.

Maruti Suzuki S-CNG

To know more about S-CNG cars by Maruti Suzuki, click here.

Links
[1] http://naturalgas.org/environment/naturalgas/

[2] https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/oil-and-gas/indias-crude-oil-import-bill-to-peak-at-record-125-billion-in-current-fiscal-oil-ministry/66319124

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