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3M Wraps Type IV CNG Certification

February 12, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Type IV Unit to Help Eliminate an NGV Market ‘Bottleneck’

3M said early today that it’s successfully completed the NGV2-2007 certification process for its first compressed natural gas fuel cylinder, a Type IV tank made with a proprietary matrix resin material said to enhance the properties of costly carbon strength fiber – thus saving money by allowing the use of less fiber. updated October 17

Hertz to Offer Airport CNG Rentals

April 20, 2012 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Rent-a-car giant Hertz is trumpeting its first-ever traditional airport rentals of natural gas vehicles, adding eight Honda Civic Natural Gas sedans and two GMC Yukon SUVs to its fleet at the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. Rentals are to commence in May. All will include Hertz NeverLost GPS units to help customers locate CNG fueling.

Hertz is getting factory-built Honda CNGs via Oklahoma City’s Bob Howard Honda. The Yukons will be converted by Carter Chevrolet-OEM Systems of Okarche using fuel systems from Impco Automotive and compressed natural gas cylinders from Lincoln Composites.

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