Six Cadillac Escalades Complement 26 Stretch Lincolns, All CNG-Fueled
MGM Resorts in Las Vegas has deployed six Cadillac Escalades converted to compressed natural gas-gasoline bi-fuel operation by World CNG. They join a fleet of 26 dedicated-natural gas stretch limos, also with World CNG fuel systems.
The new Cadillacs were unveiled during the National Clean Energy Summit at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino this week. They will serve customers at MGM’s Aria Resort & Casino and Bellagio Resort & Casino.
“Environmental responsibility is a core component of our culture,” MGM Resorts International Chairman & CEO Jim Murren said in a release.
AGA Systens for Escalade Engines
The Escalades have GM’s 6.2-liter V-8 engines with natural gas fuel equipment from Utah’s AGA Systems, says World CNG president and CEO Garrett Alpers. His firm used Type IV all-composite CNG cylinders from Hexagon Lincoln in a World CNG-designed assembly.
MGM’s fleet of 26 stretch limos also have World CNG fuel systems. They are dedicated-CNG vehicles, he told F&F. World CNG converted 21 and upgraded five, with BAF upfits dating from 2007, he says.
The MGM limos have three CNG tanks each, able to hold 15 gasoline gallon equivalents. The tanks are integrated into the stretched limousine chassis using an FMVSS-approved, crash-tested design spec.
“We’re honored to have provided these unique CNG conversions,” Alpers says in the MGM release.
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