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Fuel savings calculator

Wondering how much you could save in fuel costs by converting your on-road fleet to natural gas? Want to find out what your payback could be on new natural gas-fuelled vehicles?

Here you can compare your estimated diesel cost with compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG), and find out your payback period. Please note: all results are estimates and depend on the accuracy of the data inputted. Actual fuel costs, fuel savings and payback periods may vary.

If you are interested in fuel savings for mine haul, rail or marine applications, please contact us. Not sure what fuel type is right for your fleet? Learn more about choosing the right fuel.

Vehicles
Per vehicle
Per litre
Per vehicle
  • Waste hauler (CNG): $45,800
  • Transit bus(CNG): $35,300
  • Vocational (CNG): $55,000
  • School bus (CNG): $40,700
  • Heavy duty (LNG): $92,000

Estimated Annual Fuel Savings 2

$

FortisBC incentive 3

$

Maximum per vehicle

Payback 4

Years

Diesel

Litres for all vehicles

$

Annual cost 6


Diesel cost

Per litre

CNG

Annual litres equivalent5

$

Annual cost 6


CNG cost 7

$

Per diesel litre equivalent

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Estimated Annual Fuel Savings 2

$

FortisBC incentive 3

$

Maximum per vehicle

Payback 4

Years

Diesel

Litres for all vehicles

$

Annual cost 6


Diesel Cost

Per litre

LNG

Annual litres equivalent5

$

Annual cost 6


LNG cost 7

$

Per diesel litre equivalent

Based on the information you provided, we suggest you contact a sales manager to discuss your options.

Email us or call us at 604-293-8607.

Try adjusting your information to see if there is another solution that may address your needs.

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1These costs are estimates and are for illustration purposes only. These are average costs for FortisBC customers that purchased natural gas vehicles between November 2014 and November 2015. Actual prices may vary by specifications and applications.
2Fuel savings depend on factors such as load equipment type, driver performance and distance travelled, so actual savings may vary.
3Calculation based on the incremental natural gas vehicle cost and funds available in the current round of funding.
4Based on the number of vehicles being converted, litres of natural gas fuel consumed annually, incremental natural gas vehicle costs and the estimated FortisBC incentive. This payback period is an estimate and may vary.
5Assumes a 15 per cent efficiency adjustment for a natural gas engine compared to a diesel engine.
6A conversion factor of 25.87 is used to convert from the price per GJ of natural gas fuel to diesel litre equivalent (DLE) pricing. Conversion based on the GHGenius model found at ghgenius.com. The GHGenius model is based on Canadian fuel and supply sources. Annual costs do not include vehicle maintenance costs.
7This represents FortisBC’s target price. Actual costs may vary. A conversion factor of 25.87 is used to convert from the price per GJ of natural gas fuel to diesel litre equivalent (DLE) pricing. Conversion based on the GHGenius model found at ghgenius.com. The GHGenius model is based on Canadian fuel and supply sources. Rate based on a combination of fuelling station costs and the amount of fuel consumed, and includes commodity, delivery and fixed charges and carbon tax.