Payback Scenarios

The payback on a natural gas fleet varies based on vehicle mileage and total fuel consumption. High-mileage fleet users can typically recover the upfront incremental vehicle cost through fuel savings within three to four years. Available incentives can shorten this timeframe.

Below are sample payback scenarios for a variety of vehicles and uses. Please note that these payback scenarios are intended as examples only and do not necessarily reflect current vehicle or fuel pricing. Please check with your local vehicle dealer and fuel supplier for actual price quotations that can be used to develop an accurate payback scenario for your fleet.

Short Haul Tractor

(GVWR > 30,000 lbs)
(Peterbilt 384; Kenworth T440, T800SH, W900S; Freightliner M2 112, 114SD; Volvo VNM)


Long Haul Tractor

(GVWR > 30,000 lbs)
(Peterbilt 367, 386, 388; Kenworth T800; Volvo VNM)

Payback - Long Haul Tractor Example

Refuse Truck

(GVWR > 26,000 lbs)
(American LaFrance Condor; Autocar ACX/ACXR; Crane Carrier Low Cab Forward; Freightliner M2 112, 114SD; Kenworth T470; Mack TerraPro Low Entry, Cabover; Peterbilt 320)

Payback - Refuse Truck Example

Transit Bus

(GVWR > 26,000 lbs)
(New Flyer 30 LF, 35 LF, 40 LF; Orion V HF, VII LF; NABI 35 LFW, 40 LFW, 60 BRT; Foton LFP)

Payback- Transit Bus Example