Seattle-based natural gas vehicle (NGV) conversion company World CNG is adding outlets in Madison, WI, and on Long Island in New York state to its network of up-fitters in eight other states.
World selected Madison Truck Equipment Inc. as a partner to work the truck market for NGVs in Wisconsin, and Authority Transit in Hauppauge, NY, on Long Island to do the same in New York.
Separately, the state of Colorado plans to take delivery in July of 80 new compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles with the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) slated to get 30 of the NGVs for its fleet.
Taking equipment from a variety of gaseous fuel system suppliers, World CNG said it applies its own engineering, especially regarding the CNG fuel cylinder installations. All of its installations meet established standards, such as those of the California Air Resources Board and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Besides its home state of Washington, World has partnerships in California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Nevada and Texas.
In Colorado, the state’s latest acquisition of CNG fleet vehicles is an outgrowth of an effort launched last year by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin to get a collaborative of states to order NGVs for their state fleet vehicle replacements.
Besides the DNR agency, Colorado’s Department of Corrections is getting 11 NGVs, and the remaining 39 will be distributed among nine other state agencies.
State fleet manager Ron Clatterbuck identified the 80 new Colorado CNG vehicles as representing several different makes, models and manufacturers: 39 Ford F-250 pickup trucks; 14 For Transit Connects; four GMC 2500/3500 cargo vans; and 21 Honda Civic GX sedan passenger cars.
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