Landi Renzo USA for 2014 Ford E-350 Vehicles for California
Landi Renzo USA kits with Type I fuel cylinders from Faber are being used to convert 130 Ford E-350 vans to dedicated-compressed natural gas operation for SuperShuttle. All of the vehicles are destined for deployment in California this year.
“All Landi kits and they’re all going to be in California,” says Karen Jackson, GM for Phoenix-based Blue Van Leasing, which supplies SuperShuttle franchisees with their vehicles.
Most of the vans are being converted by National Fleet Services of Ohio, with 21 being done by Landi Renzo USA itself in Torrance, Calif. The vehicles are being fitted with storage for 30 gasoline gallon equivalents of CNG in an underbody package with one interior cylinder. They have 5.4-liter engines.
Raising the CNG Share
Jackson told F&F that among the California fleets getting new 2014 vehicles the SuperShuttle operation in San Francisco is already 100% CNG. Sacramento will come up to 70 or 75% CNG with the new vehicles, while Los Angeles, Ontario and San Diego will each approach 40%.
She said that SuperShuttle’s CNG fleet is split approximately 50-50 between Landi Renzo and BAF (now Westport) equipment, and that Landi won this year’s work behind a combination of price and service support.
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Source: Fleets & Fuels interviews