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BAF and Landi Renzo Annouce EPA Certifications for CNG Conversions

January 24, 2013

Two clean energy companies announced approvals for their compressed natural gas (CNG) systems on their 2013-MY vehicle lineups.


BAF announced it has received approvals from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its 2013 vehicle lineup.

BAF offers the Ford F-250/F-350 pickup truck with an underbody tank package, providing drivers the use of the full truck bed. The company continues to expand its R&D efforts and is working on adding Lincoln "black car" vehicles to its lineup to better serve livery and transportation industries.

BAF’s 2013 dedicated CNG vehicle lineup includes:

  • Ford Transit Connect: EPA approval; CARB pending.
  • Ford F-250/350: EPA & CARB approvals.
  • Ford F-450/550/650: EPA & CARB approvals.
  • Ford F-59: EPA & CARB approvals.
  • Ford E-250/350: EPA & CARB approvals.
  • Ford E-450/550: EPA & CARB approvals.

The 2013 bi-fuel CNG vehicle lineup includes:

  • Transit Connect: EPA approval.F-250/350: EPA.
  • E-250/350: EPA approval.

Underbody Tank Package:

  • F-250/350: EPA & CARB approvals (dedicated CNG)

All BAF vehicles less than 10,000 lbs. GVW are crash-test worthy (FMVSS 303).

The company said 2013 vehicles for conversion should be ordered before the close of the order window of May/June, depending on the vehicle platform.

Landi Renzo

Landi Renzo USA, a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) and subsidiary of Landi Renzo SpA, announced EPA certification for the 2013 Ford F-250/350 bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) system, adding to its dedicated CNG and bi-fuel product portfolio offering for 2013-MY.

Available for order immediately, the EPA Certificate of Conformity includes the Landi Renzo USA bi-fuel conversion for the Ford F-Series including the F-250 and F-350 2WD/4WD Super Duty pickup variants in multiple cab configurations.

The F-250/350 bi-fuel CNG trucks are available through Landi Renzo USA's ship-thru partnerships and certified installation network.

Additional plans for Landi Renzo USA's 2013-MY Ford product portfolio include the continued development and certification of CNG applications for the Ford E-Series and F-450, F-550 and F-650 Super Duty Trucks.

Related article: Do-it-Yourself CNG

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