August 15, 2013 by Minuteman Trucks
Have you ever thought of propane as an alternative fuel for your truck? Read the article below by Fleet Owner about the approved propane autogas system.
The Environmental Protection Agency has certified the Icom North America JTG II propane liquid injection system for installation in model-year 2014 Ford truck platforms with the 6.8L Ford engine.
Icom is offering both monofuel and bifuel options for all Ford E-and F-series platforms, from 14,000 to 33,000 lb. gross vehicle weight rating, from 2009 to 2014. This includes commercial and consumer vehicles.
“EPA certification of the 2014 Ford 6.8L engine platform increases the spectrum of what’s available for fleets,” said Ralph Perpetuini, CEO of Icom North America. “It allows us to immediately install our propane liquid injection system for customers as soon as the vehicle purchase is made, making the process seamless for converting to clean, economical and sustainable propane autogas.”
According to Icom, vehicles fueled by propane autogas produce up to 25% less greenhouse gases, 20% less nitrogen oxide, and up to 60% less carbon monoxide emissions than those powered by gasoline at an average cost of 30 to 50% less than gasoline and nearly 50% less than diesel.
“Propane autogas is an ideal alternative fuel because it’s easy on the environment and on the wallet,” said Albert Venezio, chairman of Icom North America. “When you factor in the savings on fuel and maintenance for propane autogas vehicles with the additional tax credits available for fleets, the return on investment can be less than two years for 6.8L vehicles that drive an average of 20,000 miles annually.”