There are many useful reasons for converting you r fuel source to CNG. The conversion is considered to be extremely safe when it is performed at a authorised government authorized retrofittment centre. It does not involve any sort of welding involved and there are no fundamental modifications to the body structure of the vehicle. One major benefit of the conversion is that the petrol option is retained thereby; you can even use the gasoline in case you are not getting the CNG refilling in time. It also helps during your travel outside your town where there would not be CNG refilling stations because petrol can be used in such conditions. Thus, you can travel irrespective of CNG / LPG availability along the route. Another benefit of conversion is that it helps you in making lots of savings.

The cost of the complete CNG kit and installation is around Rs 40,000 over the cost of the car. In case, you cover 10 to 20 Km daily, it does not worth purchasing the CNG kit. The CNG retail cost is approx Rs 22 per kg in Mumbai. You can make savings by using CNG only if you drive on average of 40 to 50 km every day and use it for a period of at least two to three years. In fact, the more you drive by using CNG, more you will recover on your investment. Conversion to CNG will require a boot space in car and it affects the degree of performance by small margin.

The conversion is recommended if the fleet owner wants to use your CNG Lancer, Optra, Indica etc, as a taxi. It helps in recovering the costs quickly. It is also useful if car covers at least 50 km a day. One major drawback for CNG is that you need to stand for an hour or two frequently to queue up behinds rickshaws and cabs for filling the gas. If the CNG outlets are not available in your region then you should not go for the conversion because the CNG infrastructure is not widespread in many places of the country.