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Thank the (3M) Tank, Says Venchurs

April 30, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Upfitter Claims Best Price for CNG Ford Conversions: $8,350

Venchurs Vehicle Systems now claims the lowest price point in the industry for compressed natural gas conversions of Ford pickups, trumpeting $8,350 for Ford F-250 and -350 pickups, with 6.2-liter engines, dedicated-CNG or CNG-gasoline bi-fuel.

Ford Factory, Ford Upfits

November 20, 2012 in CNG, Companies, Electric Drive, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Different Strategies for Electric and Gaseous Fuel Vehicles

Ford is talking up the $550 million upfit of MAP, its venerable Michigan Assembly Plant, for a line of common-platform gasoline and electric-drive vehicles, but has chosen case-by-case upfits by half a dozen aftermarket firms, designated Qualified Vehicle Modifiers (QVMs), for compressed natural gas and propane.

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3M ‘On Schedule’ for CNG Tank Launch

September 18, 2012 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Expect Further Detail at Transportation Summit in Michigan

3M is “on schedule” to launch its lower-cost lightweight Type IV compressed natural gas fuel cylinder, and is expected to release further detail at the 3M Transportation Summit at the 3M Automotive Market Center in Livonia, Mich. on October 2.

Venchurs NGV for Yellowstone at WTS-12

January 14, 2012 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Venchurs Vehicle Systems will showcase its “stunning” Ford F-250 pickup converted for CNG-gasoline bi-fuel operation and proposed for search-and-rescue work at Yellowstone National Park at the NTEA Work Truck Show in early March in Indianapolis.

Venchurs Claims Unique Bi-Fuel Design

January 2, 2012 in CNG, NGVs by rich  |  No Comments

Michigan’s Venchurs Vehicle Systems claims a “first-of-its-kind” low-pressure design for bi-fuel compressed natural gas-gasoline upfits: a port-directed system through a single manifold, featuring large deed inlets with O-ring fittings.

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