Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas (NG) as a vehicle fuel continues to grow in popularity with homeowners. With escalating fuel prices, natural gas offers many benefits: reduced costs, enhanced safety, single occupancy in High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and carpool lanes with no bridge tolls and of course, cleaner emissions. Because it is a domestic resource, it promotes energy security for our country. These reasons make natural gas the alternative fuel of choice for our country.
PG&E is actively involved in the development of natural gas as a vehicle fuel. We operate over 1,138 natural gas vehicles in our own fleet. PG&E opened California's first public access natural gas fueling station in March of 1990 in Concord (east of Oakland). We now operate 37 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations, of which more than half are publicly accessible.