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Ford Transit Connect Locally with CNG Fuel

price of traditional gas coupled significant government incentives and an number of fuel stations is up demand for compressed natural (CNG) vehicles by commercial

Ford meets demand by CNG as an option for Transit Connect, vans and F-Series Super trucks.


An extremely clean-burning CNG usage can result in 30 to 40 percent greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

fuel prices, increasing incentives and more fueling are spurring interest in compressed gas-powered commercial vehicles by Ford Motor Company.

Metro Taxi of West Conn. which soon take delivery of 20 Transit Taxis powered by CNG. Bill Scalzi said he the CNG-powered Transit Connect because of rising gas prices, funding and the fact that will soon be more CNG stations in Connecticut, including one he is to his facilities.

Scalzi is not alone in wanting to own gas fueled vehicles as orders for CNG Connect Taxis are coming companies in places like Las St. Louis, Boston, Chicago and Conn.

“Fleet managers are all the reasons up and concluding that it sense to switch to CNG now more ever,” said Rod Phillips, Commercial Business Manager of the New area.

CNG is made by compressing gas, which is mainly of methane. It is stored and distributed in containers at a pressure of 2,900 to psi. About 85 percent of the CNG in the United States is produced

CNG is used in traditional gasoline combustion engines that been modified to operate on In addition to Transit Connect CNG is an option for Ford E-Series and F-Series Super Duty

The benefits are numerous.  First, CNG is a extremely clean-burning fuel and reduces CO, CO2 and NOx compared with According to the U.S.

Environmental Agency, use of CNG can result in 30 to 40 percent greenhouse gas emissions.

“The to convert the Transit Connect to CNG is a big force for us,” said Bell, vice president of Las Whittlesea Blue Cab, has ordered Transit Connect powered by CNG. “We are converting and more of our fleet to this fuel.”

Another benefit is cost. to the U.S. Department of Energy, September 2005 and January, the per gallon equivalent of CNG peaked at in the summer of 2008.

The national was $1.93 in January 2011, the as it was in October 2010. That’s at a time when the price of gas is with $4 per gallon.

“Every fuel costs start the level of interest in alternative increases,” said Carla CEO of Reston, Va.-based Innovation Inc. a company that alternative fuel-related projects.

She her organization receives 12 to 20 percent calls with every increase at the pump.

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Government support

An additional benefit is the of funding available. Government such as rebates or tax credits are fleet owners such as to buy or convert their vehicles to run on CNG at rates.

For example, the federally funded Cities Petroleum Reductions is providing $300 million in to regional projects across the States. One project is the Connecticut Cities Future Fuels which partially covers the of converting a vehicle to CNG. project alone plans to funding for a total of 264 alternative-fuel

“Without the help of the government I wouldn’t have been to purchase so many CNG-powered Connect Taxis at one time,” said. “I like the Transit Taxi for its spacious passenger and cargo capacity, so the government was timely.”

The incentives also are fund construction of CNG fueling Nearly 1,000 CNG fueling are now spread across the United

As a result, cities such as Fla. and St. Louis soon have their first CNG stations.

Gerald Koss, manager for Ford fleet said Ford anticipated the to support CNG vehicles would and remained committed to its plans to CNG-powered commercial vehicles to – even during economically times.

“We took the chance infrastructure would expand we introduced our Transit Connect CNG capability in advance of any incentives for or CNG conversions,” said Koss. “It out our timing couldn’t have better.”

Ford has invested in researching and developing new fuel-efficient transmissions and electrified vehicles, during the depths of the economic when competitors dialed product spending. Today has 12 vehicles with best-in-class economy and four models at least 40 mpg – claims no other automaker can match.

Call the Commercial Sales at Sanderson Ford for more on CNG, Propane, Hybrid, and powered Ford vehicles.  842-8787

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