New Medium-Duty Propane Vehicle Unveiled
March 6, 2012
Filed under Motorhomes
A partnership between CleanFUEL USA and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation could mean some changes to the RV industry. With gas price ever-rising, a new propane-powered vehicle could give a glimpse of future motorhomes.
GEORGETOWN, Texas — CleanFUEL USA, a leading supplier of propane autogas infrastructure and engine systems, today introduced with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) the only propane autogas-fueled vehicle option for the medium duty commercial market. The new Freightliner S2G chassis is equipped with CleanFUEL USA liquid propane injected engine technology and will be on display this week at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Built on Freightliner’s popular S2 chassis, the S2G’s 8-liter, 325 hp engine offers clean-burning propane autogas engine technology on a platform already known for its durability, reliability, maneuverability and design flexibility. As the only propane autogas-fueled option available to the medium duty commercial market, the Freightliner S2G chassis is suitable for pickup and delivery, school transportation and municipal applications.
Propane autogas is the third most widely used transportation fuel globally, behind gasoline and diesel, and is proven to be a more attractive option from an economic and environmental standpoint. As the lowest greenhouse gas emitting fuel, propane autogas averages 40 to 50 percent less than gasoline/diesel per gallon. There are more than 52,000 autogas refueling stations and 17 million propane-powered vehicles worldwide. With automakers producing more alternative fuel vehicles and gasoline and diesel prices soaring, CleanFUEL’s products help ease the challenges for fleets everywhere.
“CleanFUEL continues to demonstrate its engine technology leadership in the fleet market by rolling out new propane autogas fleet vehicle options, such as the Freightliner S2G,” says Tucker Perkins, president of CleanFUEL USA. “Fleet managers are experiencing significant economic and environmental benefits from using propane autogas-powered vehicles, without sacrificing any compromise of payload, power or performance.”
To read more, see the full press release.