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GAS Expands to Brooklyn, N.Y.

November 19, 2013 in CNG, Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Firm Born of Creative Now Has Nearly Ten Branches

Green Alternative Systems, perceiving a market need, has opened a conversion shop in New York City’s Brooklyn – its tenth.

Ford E450 cutaway converted to dedicated CNG operation by Green Alternative Systems using Westport (ex-BAF) fuel system and Luxfer’s G-Stor brand Type III fuel cylinders on display at the NGVAmerica show in Atlanta.

Ford E450 cutaway converted to dedicated CNG operation by Green Alternative Systems using Westport (ex-BAF) fuel system and Luxfer’s G-Stor brand Type III fuel cylinders on display at the NGVAmerica show in Atlanta.

“We’re the largest converter of transit and fleet vehicles in the United States,” says Sean Connolly, GM of Chino, Calif.-based GAS. “We’ve done over 5,000 conversions.”

Fleet customers include UPS and the uniform providers AmeriPride and Aramark.

For transit operators, GAS offerings include Altoona-certified Ford E-450 chassis shuttle buses.

GAS now boasts a nearly a dozen locations nationwide, with the latest in Brooklyn, N.Y., where the company perceived a market need.

CNG-Powered Pizza

Customers there include Neapolitan Express, which operates CNG-fueled pizza trucks – and which garnered national attention early this year when Mayor Michael Bloomberg and T. Boone Pickens grabbed some pie outside City Hall in Lower Manhattan (F&F, February 21).

GAS uses equipment from Westport for Ford conversions and from Landi Renzo USA-Baytech for GM vehicles. The firm also does propane autogas upfits.

GAS is emphasizing not only aftermarket conversions, but after-sales service: “Second to none,” Connolly says.

NGVAmerica2013AtlantaGASplacard675GAS was formed in 2006 by Chino-based Creative Bus Sales, which had been doing CNG conversions since 1997. In 2009, GAS set up shop in Elkhart, Ind. to take advantage of shuttle bus activity there.

Today, in addition to Chino and Elkhart and Brooklyn, GAS performs vehicle conversions in Hayward and Sacramento, Calif., in Irving, Texas; in Las Vegas and Phoenix, and in Orlando and Jacksonville, Fla.


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