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Icom North America

Icom Propane for Ford V-10 Certified

September 19, 2017 in certifications, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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

Icom’s Propane DI Certified for Ford 3.5L

February 7, 2017 in certifications, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Both Dedicated-Propane and Bi-Fuel Gasoline Versions

Icom North America said today that its “Icom JTGhp” systems for Ford’s 3.5-liter Ecoboost engine – model years 2015, 2016, and 2017 – are U.S. EPA-certified and in full production. Both dedicated and propane-gasoline bi-fuel variants are available.

First Priority GreenFleet Debuts

May 10, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, CNG, Companies, EVs, EVSE, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Offers An Array of Alt Fuel Options to Fleet Managers

First Priority GreenFleet made its ACT Expo debut last week, announcing a new alliance with Icom North America for gaseous fuel vehicles.

Propane Tow Trucks for W. Hartford AAA

April 15, 2016 in Fleet Order, milestones, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘The First Tow Trucks to Go Propane in the U.S.’
To Be Celebrated at Earth Day Event in Cromwell

Connecticut’s West Hartford AAA claims a nationwide first as it has begun deploying propane autogas-fueled service trucks. The vehicles have Icom North America propane-gasoline bi-fuel systems installed by Cusson Automotive in South Windsor, Conn.

Propane Autogas at the Work Truck Show

March 1, 2016 in Conference/Meeting, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Westport Weighs in with a Dedicated Propane Ford F-150,
Alliance AutoGas to Convert One to Bi-Fuel Operation On-Site

Proponents of propane autogas as a vehicle fuel are going all out at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis this week. Westport, known best for compressed natural gas, is showing a dedicated-propane Ford F-150. Alliance AutoGas will convert a Ford F-150 to propane-gasoline bi-fuel operation at the show this Thursday morning, March 3.

Green Bridge for CDP’s CNG Upfits

February 5, 2016 in CNG, Companies, event, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Icom North America Unit Kicking Off Month-Long Road Tour

Green Bridge Technologies, the new compressed natural gas vehicle unit of propane autogas specialist Icom North America, is promoting its CNG vehicles at this coming week’s Energy Independence Summit in Washington, D.C.

DHL Efficiency (and Propane & Batteries)

September 14, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Telematics Learnings and Planning Take Center Stage
As Firm Increases Use of Propane and Electric Vehicles,
Strategy Includes a Breakthrough Order for Zenith Motors

It’s not so much the fuel as the way the fuel is used, says DHL Express U.S. fleet director Greg Miller. Choosing the right size vehicle, and properly engineering delivery routes are the most important techniques for improving efficiency and driving down costs and emissions: “the right vehicle in the right route and the right fuel in the right vehicle.” updated September 25 and October 25

Icom Certifies Ford Transit Propane

September 1, 2015 in certifications, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Focus Is on Delivery, Shuttle and Work Truck Vehicles

Icom North America today reported U.S. EPA certification of its liquid injection gear for converting model year 2015 Ford Transit vans to dedicated propane autogas or propane autogas-gasoline bi-fuel operation. The certifications apply to the 3.7-liter Ford engine, Icom said.

Icom Claims Propane Certification Firsts

August 4, 2015 in certifications, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Bi-Fuel Ford Vehicles with 3.7-Liter Engine Available to Fleets

Icom North America is claiming the first U.S. EPA certifications, for bi-fuel propane autogas-gasoline operation, of Ford vehicles with the 3.7-liter engine. Icom has certified its liquid-injection system for the V-6 vehicles.

Icom claims 'a large order bank' for the newly certified models.

Icom claims ‘a large order bank’ for the newly certified models.

“Icom enjoys a large police, government fleet and livery market and Icom is the first to certify these key vehicle platforms for which we have a large order bank,” Icom central division VP Ed Zoglman says in a release.

The bi-fuel certifications apply to 2013, 2014 and 2015 police sport utility, police sedan, Explorer, Taurus, Edge, Flex and Lincoln MKT, MKS and MKX vehicles, Icom says.

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Source: Icom North America with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Icom for 5.0-Liter Propane Ford F-150

June 23, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, New Products, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

U.S. EPA Certification Is Expected this Summer

Watch for Icom North America to offer liquid injection equipment for a propane autogas-gasoline bi-fuel Ford F-150 pickup with gaseous-prep 5.0-liter V-8 engine. U.S. EPA certification is expected this summer, says chairman Albert Venezio.

One-Stop Shopping for Propane Autogas

May 18, 2015 in Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Liquid Autogas Consortium Seeks to Facilitate Fleet Use

Icom North America is promoting a new Liquid Autogas Consortium intended to make it easier for fleets to make the switch to propane autogas fuel.

PERC Funds Icom Direct Injection

March 3, 2015 in certifications, Companies, investments, money awarded, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$600,000 for JTGhp High Pressure Liquid Propane Direct Injection System
As Icom North America Receives Investment Too from Solis Capital Partners

The Propane Education & Research Council is backing work on emissions certifications for direct-injection engines fueled by propane autogas, earmarking $600,000 for Icom North America.

Icom Opens Propane Autogas Center

October 16, 2014 in Companies, Education, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Next Logical Step to Make it Easier for Fleets to Transition’

Icom North America has opened its new Icom Technology and Training Center, “dedicated to development, integration, upfitting and training for its bi-fuel and mono-fuel liquid propane autogas injection systems,” in New Hudson, Mich.

Icom for Winnebago Propane Buses

September 16, 2014 in New Products, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Both Dedicated-Propane Autogas and Bi-Fuel for Metro Link Vehicles

Icom North America is supplying its JTG II brand propane-gasoline bi-fuel and dedicated-propane Mono-Fuel Liquid brand systems for Metro Link brand shuttle buses offered by Winnebago Industries under a new initiative called “Green Go.”

Icom & Imega Team for Game Propane

April 9, 2014 in New Products, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Icom North America Adds High Pressure Propane Vapor Injection

Icom North America is expanding its line of propane autogas vehicle gear to include the new “Game” brand high pressure vapor injection system from Imega International USA. Imega USA will distribute and install the Game equipment through Icom’s U.S. dealer installation and service network.

Imega's 'Game' system for propane autogas vehicles

Imega’s ‘Game’ system for propane autogas vehicles

The Game system will be unveiled by Icom at next week’s National Propane Gas Association meeting in Atlanta.

“We saw a need for a high performing, competitively priced propane vapor sequential injection system for certain fleet sectors and Imega has the solution,” Icom North America chairman Albert Venezio said in a release this morning. “Imega brings the highest engineering and vehicle expertise of all vapor injection system manufacturers,” he said.

‘Innovative, Intuitive Self-Calibration’

Imega Game “features an innovative, intuitive self-calibration procedure, which, along with few electric connections, makes system installation a versatile and fast process,” the announcement says.

“Proprietary electronics optimize emissions and performance via OBD protocol, closely matching the OEM engine management design, which allows us to provide fleets at different levels and sectors the largest propane vehicle platform range at an affordable cost,” Imega International USA CEO Danilo Gardi says in the release.

“We chose Imega as our vapor injection system partner for North America because their Game system is the optimum performing vapor system,” said Icom CEO Ralph Perpetuini.

Icom notes that it already leads the industry with U.S. EPA certifications of propane autogas kits covering more than 600 vehicle platforms.

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Source: Icom-Imega with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Leggett & Platt Runs Alt Fuels Gamut

March 4, 2014 in NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Four CNG Systems, One Propane, Three Different Hybrids,
Taking Over & Moving Westport’s Canada Pickup Operation

Leggett & Platt CVP is advising customers of a full range of gaseous fuel and hybrid drive offerings at this week’s NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The firm is ranging beyond CNG for Ford vans using Landi Renzo USA hardware to CNG systems for GM and Chrysler vehicles, propane autogas for a wide range of vehicles, and hybrids: electric, plug-in electric, and hydraulic.

Icom Earns New EPA Propane Approvals

August 13, 2013 in Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Certifications Give Fleets Wider Range of Propane Autogas Options

Icom North America says it’s among the first companies to earn U.S. EPA certification for Ford’s 6.8-liter engine for a range of 2014 vehicles. Certification of the engine “increases the spectrum of what’s available for fleets,” Icom says.

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