Natural gas vehicles have many built-in features to ensure safe operation:
- Methane detection systems are used on medium and heavy natural gas vehicles. In the event of a fuel leak, the entire fuel supply system automatically shuts down.
- During vehicle refueling, fuel will not flow until the dispenser is properly connected to the vehicle. There is no risk of fuel leaking out from the dispenser with natural gas.
Natural gas vehicles have a track record of safe operation. Fleets interested in natural gas vehicles will want to learn about the safe handling of natural gas as a vehicle fuel and how natural gas differs from liquid fuels.