Back-of-Cab CNG Fuel Cylinder Arrays Order Reported
Quantum Fuel systems today reported “additional orders for its Q-CabLite CNG module from a new customer within the Kwik Trip network of transportation providers.”
Quantum uses its Q-Lite brand lightweight Type IV compressed natural gas fuel cylinders in the Q-CabLite assemblies, which are complemented by Q-RailLite modules for chassis side-rail installation.
“Our strategy in the fleet and transportation company market has been to ensure a customer’s transition to CNG is streamlined, as economically advantageous as possible and is a positive experience,” Quantum president and CEO Brian Olson said in a release.
“We have seen evidence in the market that transportation providers are clearly looking for certain system characteristics and payback targets and we believe we are delivering product and service that meets these needs,” he said.
‘We Are Delivering’
Both Q-CabLite and Q-RailLite include integral fuel receptacles, pressure gauge, safety systems including shut-off valves, pressure relief devices, pressure sensors and fuel metering subsystems (including pressure regulator and thermal management).
Kwik Trip, an aggressive Upper Midwest proponent of natural gas vehicles, recently said that its network of CNG fueling stations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa had reached 28, and that there would be 14 more b y year-end.
The firm said in announcing the new tallies (F&F, August 29) that its own distribution fleet, Convenience Transportation, runs a fleet of 65 natural gas-fueled Class 8 vehicles, “with plans to continue the conversion of the entire fleet.”
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Source: Quantum with Fleets & Fuels follow-up