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Volvo Bifuel with Westport Technology

June 24, 2016 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

V90 Uses Same Gaseous Fuel Gear as V60 Sports Wagon

Westport Fuel Systems is spreading the word that the CNG-gasoline bi-fuel version of Volvo’s new V90 station wagon is based on the same gaseous fuel engine technology it supplied for the V60 sports wagon. updated June 28

Westport for Volvo Bi-Fuel DI Cars

March 13, 2015 in CNG, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Volvo Cars Taps Westport for Bi-Fuel Drive-E Engines for 2016

Vancouver-based Westport Innovations said this week that Sweden’s Volvo Cars will be the first OEM to use its combustion technology for bi-fuel compressed natural gas-gasoline bi-fuel vehicles.

LT Verrastro CNG Fosters New NGVs

February 20, 2015 in CNG, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ten Peterbilt 337s and 25 Converted Nissan Vans, Plus Fueling

Pennsylvania beverage distributor LT Verrastro has committed to compressed natural gas, installing a CNG fueling facility in Old Forge to support a fleet of ten Peterbilt 337 trucks and 25 Nissan NV 1500 vans. updated February 27

Landi Certifies 2015 Bi-Fuel CNG Fords

April 7, 2014 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

U.S. EPA Nod for F-250/350 Pickups with 6.2-Liter Engine

Landi Renzo USA reports U.S. EPA certification of its compressed natural gas-gasoline bi-fuel conversions of 2015 Ford F-250 and F-350 pickups with the 6.2-liter engine. The Super Duty trucks are available in in multiple cab configurations, Landi says.

GM Touts Bi-Fuel CNG Impala for 2015

November 7, 2013 in CNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Bi-Fuel Sedan for 2015 Introduced by GM Chairman,
Quantum System to Be Installed by Roush in Michigan

General Motors has publicized several new NGVs, including an Impala sedan for 2015 with port fuel-injected 3.6-liter V-6 engine. The compressed natural gas-gasoline bi-fuel system by Quantum will be installed by Roush Performance.

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Dawood Deploys a Pennsylvania NGV

September 10, 2013 in Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Partnership with Enterprise Marks a Small-Business Milestone

Natural gas vehicles advocates in natural gas-rich Pennsylvania are celebrating the placement of a 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 bi-fuel pickup with Dawood Engineering, a small business based in Enola, outside Harrisburg. Dawood’s move “supports locally produced fuel, jobs and communities throughout Pennsylvania,” states a release.

Impco Offers Bi-Fuel CNG Cruze for 2014

August 26, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘First EPA Certification for a Model Year 2014 Bi-Fuel Passenger Sedan’

Impco Automotive’s new compressed natural gas-gasoline Chevrolet Cruze represents the “first EPA certification for a model year 2014 bi-fuel passenger sedan,” Impco says – and “the only” U.S. EPA-certified bi-fuel sedan for 2014 on the U.S. market. The CNG car is to be available in September.

Aviat Unveils Bi-Fuel CNG Husky A-1C

July 27, 2013 in Aviation, CNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Bi-Fuel Airplane Could ‘Dramatically Reduce the Cost of Learning to Fly’

Wyoming’s Aviat Aircraft and the Minneapolis-based Aviation Foundation of America will unveil the first piston-powered aircraft that can operate on CNG and aviation gasoline at AirVenture 2013 this week in Oshkosh, Wisc.

Impco Promotes 2014 GMs, Bi-Fuels

July 9, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California- and U.S. EPA-Certified GM Vehicles ‘Hitting the Streets’

Impco Automotive reports ship-to-commerce approval from GM to release compressed natural gas fuel systems for the automaker’s model year 2014 crew cab pickup trucks.

NatGasCar Taps AVS for F-150 CNG

July 2, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ohio Firm Eyes West and ‘a National Customer Base’

Cleveland-based NatGasCar and Utah’s AVS are getting ready to debut a proprietary bi-fuel CNG-gasoline conversion system for model year 2012 and 2013 Ford F-150 pickups with the 5.0-liter engine.

Impco Adding GM Crew Cab Trucks

June 16, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Shipping of 2014 Model CNG Bi-Fuel Vehicles Expected Late This Year

Impco Automotive says it will add GM crew cab model pickups converted to compressed natural gas-gasoline bi-fuel operation for 2014, with shipping of the DOEM (distributed OEM) vehicles commencing in the third and fourth quarters of this year. Orders are being taken now.

AGA Adds Certified Adaptables

April 6, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The Full EPA Nod for GM and Isuzu Chassis with 6.0-Liter V-8

AGA Systems has followed up late last year’s U.S. EPA certification of its proprietary CNG-gasoline bi-fuel kits for 2013 General Motors trucks, vans and SUVs with approval of its DuraDrive kits for GM and Isuzu adaptable chassis platforms with the 6.0-liter gaseous prep engine.

Landi Renzo and National Energy

March 15, 2013 in NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Two Alternative Fuel Powers Align’ for NGVs in Canada

Landi Renzo USA is talking up a new natural gas vehicle partnership with Ontario-headquartered National Energy Equipment, which Landi says is “Canada’s largest energy equipment distributor.” Their distribution agreement covers the complete line of Landi’s U.S. EPA- and California-certified systems for NGV upfits.

Westport to Take F-450 & -550 Orders

March 1, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Large Fords Broaden Westport WiNG’s Bi-Fuel Truck Line

Westport LD will begin taking orders on April 1 for its bi-fuel CNG-gasoline conversions of Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty Chassis Cab trucks. The firm’s Westport WiNG Power System equipment is installed at WKIC, the Westport Kentucky Integration Center, located near Ford’s manufacturing plant in Louisville for easy ship-through.


Landi Bi-Fuel for Heavy Fords

February 18, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

F-450 and F-550 with 6.8-Liter Engine for EPA States

Landi Renzo USA will add bi-fuel CNG-gasoline upfits of Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks via ship-thru points effective the second quarter. The U.S. subsidiary of Italy’s Landi Renzo SpA is seeking U.S. EPA certification of the upfits with the 6.8-liter spark-ignition engine.

PG&E to Buy 50 Bi-Fuel NGVs

February 15, 2013 in CNG, EVs, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Buying More Chevy Volts Too, and Ford C-Max Plug-Ins

Pacific Gas & Electric is close to placing an order for 50 CNG-gasoline pickup trucks with General Motors – management is working now on an optimal work crew placement plan for the bi-fuel pickups. Separately, the San Francisco-based utility is ordering dozens of additional plug-in hybrid electric vehicles from both GM and Ford.

Landi Renzo Certifies F250/350 Bi-Fuel

January 7, 2013 in CNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More Ford Certifications Expected for 2013, Including Vans

Landi Renzo USA reports U.S. EPA certification of its bi-fuel compressed natural gas-gasoline upfits of F-250 and F-350 Ford pickups for 2013.

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