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2012 Clean Cities Med & HD Vehicle Buyers Guide

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  • 2012 Clean Cities Med & HD Vehicle Buyers Guide

    Here is the latest information from Clean Cities on Med & HD vehicle options for fleets. If you have questions about vehicles, or applications, please feel free to contact me.
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    Where We Stand: Heavy-Duty Trucking And Natural Gas

    As 2012 draws closer to its sunset, the heavy-duty trucking sector is peering into 2013...
    NGT News Michael Bates 28 November 2012

    Brad Edgelow, Westport HD's North American sales manager, tells NGT News that an important new development for 2013 is an expansion of the platform to a 550-hp model for the U.S. and Canada, joining the existing 400-, 450- and 475-hp engines. These variations are available with an LNG fuel system in Kenworth (T800B) and Peterbilt (Models 367, 386 and 388) tractors.

    ...The Cummins Westport joint venture has put thousands of 8.9-liter ISL G engines into various truck platforms - notably in the refuse sector - over the past five years. Building on that success, the company is introducing the 11.9-liter ISX12 G in order to serve a much wider trucking market.

    ...The ISX12 G will be available in Kenworth's W900S (GCW 66,000 lbs. to 80,000 lbs.) and T660 (GCW 80,000 lbs. to 140,000 lbs.) models as both LNG and CNG vehicles. Peterbilt is also hosting the new Cummins Westport engine, in its Model 320, 365 and 384 trucks.

    ...Across its full suite of natural gas offerings - including trucks that use the 8.9-liter ISL G - Peterbilt saw a 60% increase in its sales of natural gas-powered trucks this year. Another 50% increase is anticipated for 2013...

    Volvo Trucks...also offers CNG-powered daycabs that use Cummins Westport engines: the ISL G in its VNM and, soon, the ISX12 G in the VNL...

    Tying together all of these trucks and engines is...America's Natural Gas Highway - Clean Energy's network of new LNG stations. Almost 50 facilities have been completed to date, and a total of more than 100 is targeted by the end of next year. These stations exist for one main reason: to accommodate Class 8 trucks rolling along U.S. interstates.
    Last edited by Curtis; 03-31-2014, 05:51 PM.