Gaseous-Prep 2.5 Available for CNG or Propane Conversions
Ford emphasized availability of a gaseous-prep package for the 2.5-liter engine of the 2014 Transit Connect as it unveiled the vehicle as a “Taxi of the Future.” Gaseous-prep means the vehicles can be readily converted, with full Ford sanction and approval, to compressed natural gas or propane autogas operation by Qualified Vehicle Modifiers.
“Ford Transit Connect will be the only taxi offered with a compressed natural gas/liquefied petroleum gas engine prep package,” Ford says.
The redesigned Ford Transit Connect Taxi was unveiled Sunday at the 2013 International Association of Transportation Regulators Conference in St. Louis.
Early 2014 Availability
The Transit Connect re-design for 2014 includes a lower floor, and the vehicle can be modified for wheelchair accessibility, also via the Qualified Vehicle Modifier program.
The 2014 Ford Transit Connect Taxi is to go into production and arrive in dealerships by early next year.
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