Alliance Autogas, through its equipment developer Blossman Services, announced that it has gained EPA approval for two heavy-duty spark-ignited engine platforms – the 6.8 V10 from Ford and the 6.0 V8 from General Motors. Depending on the engine certification, model year coverage ranges from 2010 up to 2016.
“With the development of these engine platforms we have positioned ourselves to be leaders in the Class 4-7 marketplace,” said Ed Hoffman, president of Blossman Services. “The 6.8 V10 from Ford and the 6.0 V8 from General Motors are extremely popular engine options for many of our key segments.”
These engines are typically found in work trucks, shuttle buses, school buses, street sweepers, and strip chassis from top manufacturers. Some popular vehicle models these engines are featured in are the Isuzu NPR, Ford F450, F550, F650, GM Express Van, Workhorse, and Freightliner Custom Chassis vehicles, the company said.
“Conversion costs nearly half the cost of diesel options on these platforms,” Hoffman added. “We deliver reduced fuel costs, simplified maintenance, and a cleaner domestic fuel source than oil burning diesels. Our bi-fuel propane autogas solution can be retrofitted into in use vehicles or converted prior to in-service through our installation network.”