Less than two months after debuting its latest compressed natural gas (CNG) and bi-fuel pickup programs at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Venchurs Vehicle Systems (VVS) has launched a new nationwide demo fleet program where fleet managers and buyers can put the new technology to the test. Fleets that are interested in adding CNG Ford F-250s or F-350s to their workforce will have the opportunity to apply for Venchurs’ short-term loaner program.
CNG has been making headlines lately thanks to lower fuel and maintenance costs, extended vehicle service life, reduced emissions, a higher safety rating and the ability to stem dependency on foreign oil. The bi-fuel system allows for seamless “on-the-fly” switching between CNG and gasoline, offering a total fuel range of up to 650 miles, according to VVS. The VVS system also eliminates concerns about power, as its technology results in nearly zero reduction in power or towing/hauling capacity — thanks to computer management and Ford’s latest direct-injection technology.
“We know that some fleets out there use their vehicles in the harshest of environments, whether it is off the pavement or in extreme temperatures,” said Jeff Wyatt, CEO of Venchurs. “We’ve put our trucks through rigorous testing, and this demo program is important so that fleet managers themselves can directly see the capabilities these trucks have.”
VVS offers Bi-Fuel and CNG dedicated conversions for Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks. Because Venchurs is a QVM, the original Ford warranty stays intact, the conversions can be financed through Ford Credit and standard Ford Diagnostic Equipment can service the vehicles.
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