500-Horsepower Dual Fuel Engine Offered in a Glider,
Marks Debut of Axiom CNG Tank Arrays by NatGasCar
Clean Air Power is spreading the word that it will bring a Peterbilt 389 with a 15-liter Caterpillar engine outfitted for natural gas-diesel dual fuel operation to next week’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Kentucky. The vehicle for the MATS ride-and-drive, from Hunter Truck Sales of Butler, Pa. has a new Axiom brand compressed natural gas fuel cylinder array from Ohio’s NatGasCar.
CAP’s “C15 Legacy” tractor boasts 500 horsepower and 1,650 foot-pounds of torque, says CAP business development director Kevin Campbell. The modified C15 “is the most efficient duel fuel engine we’ve ever made,” he says.
“It’ll pull any of the heavy loads and it will do it well,” he told F&F. Average diesel displacement natural gas, he says, can reach 80%. CAP is promoting it as 75%.
Used Trucks, Re-Powers or Gliders
More than 2,300 CAP dual fuel trucks have been delivered worldwide, most with the C15 engine – the dual fuel version of which was developed for “road-train” applications in Australia. Installations are being made available in North America for used trucks, re-powers or new gliders, Campbell says, with gliders from Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner or Western Star.
NatGasCar is known for its equipment for light duty vehicle upfits, including certified system for Chrysler vehicles. It is also developing the EcoWise CNG home fueler for light duty natural gas vehicles.
CAP on the March
UK-headquartered Clean Air Power (AIM:CAP) said late last month that it received an order for 50 of its Genesis-Edge dual fuel trucks from Britain’s Sainsbury’s grocery chain for delivery into the early second quarter of 2014.
“The vehicles will form part of Sainsbury’s large UK distribution fleet which already includes 49 Clean Air Power Genesis-Edge trucks and eight methane diesel installations following orders placed during 2012 and 2013,” CAP said.
More Natural Gas Trucks for Sainsbury’s
The Sainsbury’s order followed CAP disclosure of an order for 19 Genesis-Edge dual fuel trucks, worth some £500,000 pounds ($827,000 at current rates), for an un-named UK distribution outfit. CAP said too last month that it is developing a dual fuel engine for South East Asia with a “global truck manufacturer” – first fruit of a cooperation agreement signed with Ricardo in September 2013
CAP says it sold more than 400 duel fuel units through the first days of December 2013, compared with about 300 in all of 2012.
MATS 2014 runs March 27-29 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
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Source: Clean Air Power with Fleets & Fuels follow-up