New Tanks with Hexagon Lincoln for the Huge New CNG Order,
As Agility Supplied the LNG Systems for Earlier UPS Trucks Too
Agility Fuel Systems released details today about the role it’s played in supporting UPS’s drive to be one of leading practitioners of alternative fuel transportation in the U.S.
Agility will supply compressed natural gas systems for more than half of the 800 heavy duty CNG vehicles announced today by UPS – using a new type of lightweight fuel cylinder – and disclosed today that it also supplied the liquefied natural gas systems – using LNG tanks from Chart Industries – for the existing UPS fleet of more than 1,000 LNG trucks.
“UPS has led the industry in the adoption of natural gas in heavy duty on-road trucking and with this new order, will be operating almost 1,600 heavy duty trucks equipped with CNG or LNG fuel systems supplied by Agility,” Agility said.
‘Validation of Our Technological Leadership’
“Today’s announcement is further validation of our technological leadership, innovative and space saving fuel system designs, reliability and industry-leading field support,” Agility CEO Barry Engle said in his firm’s announcement.
Agility will use a new type of lightweight Type IV fuel cylinder for 445 UPS trucks to be fitted with new 160-diesel-gallon-equivalent storage modules (F&F, February 6). The 27-by-80-inch tanks are fruit of Agility’s new joint venture with Hexagon Lincoln.
“They are lighter, higher capacity and exclusively available through Agility,” marketing and sales planning VP Luis Salem told F&F.
“These trucks, once fully deployed, are projected to run more than 230 million miles annually and with Agility’s comprehensive field support, are achieving up-time results that are comparable to diesel trucks,” Agility said.
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