Vehicle Fuel Systems

Chart is the world's leading supplier of LNG vehicle fuel systems and we're using our core technologies to develop fuel systems for hydrogen powered vehicles.

LNG Vehicle Fuel Systems

Chart's LNG vehicle fuel systems support modern spark-ignite and dual-fuel compression-ignition engines. We developed them in collaboration with the leading truck and bus manufacturers and Chart is the brand of choice for major LNG vehicle OEMs. 

LNG tankstelle

Using natural gas to fuel vehicles reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30% versus conventional liquid fuels.

LNG vs Diesel - cheaper, greener, quieter

LNG vs CNG - lower weight, smaller footprint, easier to install, faster fill times

LNG fuel systems are optimal for heavy-duty vehicles requiring significant fuel capacity. LNG is vaporized during engine operation, in a vaporizer heated by the engine’s cooling system, while a pressure regulator controls the delivery of gas to the vehicle’s engine and maintains a constant pressure. The systems consist of one or more super-insulated fuel tanks, ensuring long-time, on-board storage and loss-free operation.

Typical vehicles include LNG powered high horsepower trucks, buses and mine haulage trucks.

Chart on-board LNG fuel tank

Tanks are manufactured in the US and Europe in accordance with applicable international design codes and quality standards. Markets served with national approvals include:

  • All - IATF 16949
  • US - SAE J2343, NFPA 52, CA Title 13, TRRC
  • Europe - UN ECE R110
  • Russia - GOST; Australia - AS1210; Korea - KGS, Japan - JGA, KHK; India - PESO

Debunking the Myths

  • LNG systems are lighter and more compact than even the most modern CNG system
  • Proprietary Chart Vacuum Technology™ remains durable for years without maintenance. There are no annual inspection requirements or time limits on service life
  • Safety is paramount - single hose fill, patented over-fill protection, automatic pressure control and relief, automatic fuel shut-off

FLNG vehicle fueling

Specifications

  • Inner and outer vessels manufactured from austenitic stainless steel
  • Steel and brass plumbing components
  • Single and dual tank configurations available
  • Longest hold time in the industry
  • Standard, bonus and lite versions available - Chart's automotive application engineers can configure a system for any application and provide total project support, from initial design to product launch and beyond 

Hydrogen Vehicle Fuel Systems

Combining our expertise as the world leader in LNG vehicle fuel systems and liquid hydrogen storage to develop HLH2 horizontal liquid hydrogen storage system for the next generation of clean fueled vehicles.

hydrogen vehicle fuel tank

These products are covered by multiple granted US and European patents, as well as applications pending approval.

Learn more about Chart's fuel tanks for clean energy vehicles

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