California Nod for Engine for Big Ford E-450
And There’s a ‘One-Stop’ UPAS Upfit Program
Icom North America has secured California Air Resource Board certification of its dedicated liquid propane autogas fuel system for the Ford 6.8-liter Ford V-10 engine for E-450 vehicles.
“Owners and operators of shuttle vehicles and buses in California that utilize the Ford E450 V-10 engine will be able to significantly reduce operating costs and dramatically improve their emissions profile by converting to liquid propane autogas using Icom’s system” states a release.
And, Icom is promoting “one-stop solutions to reduce the complexity and costs associated with converting and maintaining propane autogas fleets” via a program with the United Propane Autogas Solutions Group.
The Icom-UPAS program incudes
- installation of the Icom propane autogas system;
- securing the supply of propane autogas fuel on attractive terms;
- coordinating the installation of propane autogas fueling infrastructure (if needed); and
- performing ongoing propane autogas system support and maintenance.
In addition to the recent CARB approval, Icom holds U.S. EPA certifications on over 1200 vehicle platforms. Customers include UPS, Yale University, SuperShuttle, Ace Parking, Metro Cars, the U.S. National Park Service, and the cities of Boston and Springfield, Ill. The company has more than 145 dealers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and upwards of 400 fleet service points.
Jon Van Bogart is Icom’s fleet development specialist.
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Source: Icom North America with Fleets & Fuels follow-up