Compressed natural gas fuel systems by Landi Renzo USA (Baytech) could be seen on at least four different natural gas vehicles at the Work Truck Show last week.
And, the recently formed U.S. arm of Italy’s world leader in light duty gaseous fuel vehicles last month reported the first California Air Resources Board certification of Ford E-Series vans with the 5.4-liter engine for 2012 for dedicated-CNG operation.
The vehicles on show with Landi Renzo CNG systems included Ford E-250 cargo vans with Leggett & Platt interiors on display by Leggett & Platt, a Freightliner Customer Chassis Corp MT-55 at FCCC’s stand, and a CNG-fueled Isuzu NPR HD, shown by upfitter Utilimaster.
Landi also reported that Leggett & Platt has been officially deemed a Ford QVM – Gaseous Fuel Modifier – meaning it can ship Landi Renzo-converted E-Series vans from its Ford ship-through facility in Elyria, Ohio.
Better Prices via Economies of Scale
“We intend to continue to open the market for CNG vehicles here in the U.S. utilizing our global CNG component manufacturing and engineering resources,” said Landi Renzo USA president Andrea Landi.
“This allows us to drive down the high cost of conversions due to our economies of scale and quality manufacturing processes,” Landi said.
“We will have other Ford CNG platforms available in the near future,” he said These are to include F-250 and F-350 trucks with 6.2-liter engines, and F-450, F-550, the F-650 with 6.8-liter engine.
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