Both Dedicated-Propane and Bi-Fuel Gasoline Versions
Icom North America said today that its “Icom JTGhp” systems for Ford’s 3.5-liter Ecoboost engine – model years 2015, 2016, and 2017 – are U.S. EPA-certified and in full production. Both dedicated and propane-gasoline bi-fuel variants are available.
The propane autogas engine is suitable for vehicles including Ford Police Interceptor Utility, Police Interceptor Sedan, Explorers, F-150 pickup, Taurus, Flex, Edge and Expedition models, Icom says, as well as Lincoln MKT, MKS, MKZ, Navigator, and livery service vehicles.
Icom CEO Ralph Perpetuini, noting NOx emissions of just 0.01 and zero particulates, called the JTGhp direct injection system a “game-changer.”
“No gasoline is utilized in either the bi-fuel or monofuel versions,” he says in today’s release. “Gasoline is only a backup fuel if utilizing the bi-fuel version.”
‘We Are Not Vapor-Port Injecting’
The Icom system “works precisely how direct injection engines were designed,” said company chairman Albert Venezio.
“We are not vapor-port injecting into the manifold which fully defeats the purpose of direct injection,” he said, noting the support of PERC, the Propane Education and Resource Council.
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