Going forward, Agility Fuel Systems will serve as the sole provider of natural gas fuel systems to Freightliner Trucks – a division of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) – as part of seven-year agreement announced by the two companies late last week.
California-based Agility designs and produces both compress natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel systems for heavy duty vehicles and Freightliner noted it’s worked with Agility for more than 13 years.
Agility also opened of a new manufacturing facility in Salisbury, N.C., back in May which is conveniently located close to Freightliner’s assembly plants in Cleveland, N.C., and Mt. Holly, N.C., where the OEM produces its Cascadia 113 tractor, M2 112 medium-duty truck, and 114SD vocational model.
The two partners expect to start procuring vertically-integrated natural gas fueling systems for Freightliner truck models later this year.