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Landi Renzo USA Receives 2012 CARB CNG Certification for the Ford E Series Passenger

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  • Landi Renzo USA Receives 2012 CARB CNG Certification for the Ford E Series Passenger

    TORRANCE, CA (February 6, 2012): Landi Renzo USA is pleased to announce that it has received the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order for the 2012 Ford 5.4 liter CNG E Series passenger and cargo vans. The Executive Order is for the dedicated CNG system for the Ford Econoline 5.4L engine product family: E250 Cargo Vans; the E350 Cargo and Passenger Vans; and select models of the E350 cutaway chassis. The system was developed in conjunction with a major Ford Tier I supplier in compliance with Ford's Q-185 requirements. This allows the full Ford Powertrain Warranty to be effective on the upfit vehicles. The vans are FMVSS303 Compliant (crash tested) for both the standard 21 and 27 Gasoline Gallon Equivalent systems.

    The vehicles can be ordered on the Ford Ship Thru program through Landi Renzo's Ship Thru Partner, Leggett and Platt, which allows the vehicles to effectively come directly from the factory to the local Ford dealer with no additional transportation costs.

    Landi Renzo USA President Andrea Landi: "We are pleased to be the first company to receive the 2012 CNG CARB certification for the Ford Econoline. We intend to continue to open the market for CNG vehicles here in the US utilizing our global CNG component manufacturing and engineering resources. This allows us to drive down the high cost of conversions due to our economies of scale and quality manufacturing processes. Ford has been a very good partner to work with on this engine platform, and we will have other Ford CNG platforms available in the near future from Landi Renzo USA."

    The other Ford products that will be available early in the second quarter 2012 from Landi Renzo USA will be the F250 and F350 6.2 liter vehicles and the F450, F550, and F650 6.8 liter platforms.

    Landi Renzo USA was established in Torrance, CA, in 2010 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Landi Renzo SpA. Landi Renzo USA also owns Baytech Corporation and the associated CNG conversion products for several General Motors platforms. Landi Renzo S.p.A. owns approximately 40% of the global market share in CNG and LPG conversion systems, and is traded on the Italian Stock Exchange Star Segment under the ticker symbol LR.