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World CNG: Limos & LNG

May 15, 2015 by ShowTimes in ACT Expo 2015 with 0 Comments
Supported by a new stable of calibration specialists, the World CNG strategy is to offer custom NGV designs for vehicles and fueling combinations that haven’t before been available. An LNG-fueled Ford F-550 work truck for Washington State’s Potelco is seen here. Adam Huff photo courtesy World CNG

Supported by a new stable of calibration specialists, the World CNG strategy is to offer custom NGV designs for vehicles and fueling combinations that haven’t before been available. An LNG-fueled Ford F-550 work truck for Washington State’s Potelco is seen here. Adam Huff photo courtesy World CNG

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An order for stretched Cadillac limousines, CNG-fueled, for MGM Resorts in Las Vegas has helped World CNG redefine itself as a provider of custom natural gas vehicles that aren’t available anywhere else. LNG-powered Potelco utility trucks in Washington State are another example.

World CNG (Booth 1721) secured its own U.S. EPA certification of the re-flashed fuel systems for the Cadillac XTS vehicles with 3.6-liter direct injection engines, Alpers says. The stretched limousines have a single Type IV fuel tank. The 21-by-45-inch Hexagon Lincoln (Booth 337) cylinder holds 15 GGEs.

The LNG trucks for Potelco include first-of-a-kind Ford (Booth 1027) F-550 vehicles fueled by LNG.

“These are two very high-end, very customized natural gas vehicle products,” says World CNG president Garret Alpers.

“We’re applying our engineering expertise and calibration clout,” he said.

Clean Energy Fuels (Booth 1629) has an agreement to supply fuel to Potelco’s approximately 75 LNG work trucks, with annual consumption estimated at some 360,000 diesel gallon equivalents.

Clean Energy is supplying Potelco from a temporary station as a permanent site is developed, says VP Chad Lindholm. “All fuel for Potelco is directly delivered from our temp station into their two Orca trucks,” he says.

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