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PI’s PIthon for New FCCC Propane Bus

September 18, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New S2C Concept Bus Follows Now-in-Production S2G Truck

Powertrain Integration’s 8.0-liter ‘PIthon’ V-8 engine has been selected to power Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp’s S2C Propane concept bus, PI said at the BusCon Expo show in Indianapolis this week.

After being taken into production for FCCC's S2G dedicated-propane autogas truck, Powertrain Integration's 8.0-liter 'PIthon' V-8 has been selected for the companion S2C concept shuttle bus chassis as well.

After being taken into production for FCCC’s S2G dedicated-propane autogas truck, Powertrain Integration’s 8.0-liter ‘PIthon’ V-8 has been selected for the companion S2C concept shuttle bus chassis as well.

It’s a follow-on to PI’s engine as FCCC’s choice for the S2G propane autogas truck, and by Thomas Built for its C2 Propane Saf-T-Liner school bus, both of which are now entering production.

The selection “introduces Powertrain Integration to the shuttle bus market,” PI said.

‘Precisely Calibrated Power’

“The S2C Propane concept relies upon PIthon’s precisely calibrated power band to accelerate from stop to stop briskly while achieving excellent fuel economy,” PI said in Indianapolis. “Although it drives much like smaller cutaway van shuttles, PIthon’s smooth, quiet power combined with FCCC’s tuned suspension transport S2C Propane riders in comfort only a true medium duty platform can provide.

PIthon-logo“PIthon also provides abundant passenger heat in winter while optional dual air conditioning option promises a cool ride in the summer.”

PI notes that PIthon – the name was announced at ACT Expo 2014 in Long Beach, Calif. this past spring (F&F, May 11) – was developed with fuel system partner CleanFuel USA with support from the Propane Education Research Council.

FCCC and Thomas Built are Daimler companies.


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