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CNG Vs Petrol and Diesel: Is Buying a CNG Car the Right Decision? know their truth

New Delhi. Petrol and diesel prices have reached record levels. Meanwhile CNG is gaining popularity as compared to other fuel options. CNG is considered a cheaper and cleaner alternative fuel as compared to petrol and diesel. This is the reason why many car manufacturers in India have been focusing on CNG variants of many cars. Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai have launched several CNG models, which run on both petrol and CNG fuel.

Many popular models in the Indian market like Maruti Suzuki WagonR, Tata Tiago, Tata Tigor, Hyundai Aura and Hyundai Santro are equipped with a factory-fitted CNG kit along with a petrol engine. The petrol engines of these cars can run on fossil fuel as well as CNG. Here we are telling you whether buying a CNG car is a right decision in today’s time or not?

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CNG car gives more mileage
A study has claimed that CNG vehicles emit 80 percent less carbon monoxide than fossil fuels like petrol and diesel. CNG is also proven to produce about 45 percent less hydrocarbons than other fossil fuels. Apart from this, in many cities of the country, the price of CNG is less than that of petrol and diesel. Also, CNG cars give more mileage than petrol-diesel.

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Is CNG right for a car engine?
CNG is considered to be one of the cleanest fuel types for a vehicle engine. It leaves very little residue as compared to petrol or diesel. CNG combustion does not emit particulate matter like petrol or diesel. This causes less damage to the engine’s pipes and tubes, while on the other hand, increases the lifespan of the engine.

CNG is safer than petrol and diesel
CNG does not come in liquid form as petrol or diesel. Being a gas, it spreads faster than petrol and diesel and hence the chances of catching fire in a CNG vehicle are less as compared to a vehicle running on petrol or diesel. CNG cylinders are generally much more robustly built than petrol or diesel tanks. Also, the ignition point of CNG is 540-degree Celsius, which is almost double the ignition point of petrol or diesel. Thus, CNG is safer than petrol and diesel.

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