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 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.
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