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2020 EPA Certification Received for Agility Fuel Solutions Propane Engine

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Agility Fuel Solutions, the leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, announced that it has received 2020 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification for its 488LPI propane engine for sale in truck and bus applications.

The 488LPI is built using Agility’s patented liquid propane injection (LPI) technology, to ensure consistent injection of propane in the liquid state across all cylinders, under all operating conditions, thereby improving engine performance. Agility designed the engine for reliability, with improvements such as a valvetrain with roller rockers, and newly-designed dress parts that are specifically engineered to ensure reliability, durability and fuel efficiency.

A custom configuration of the 488LPI engine is supplied to Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) as a part of the DriveForce brand of engines. The DriveForce 8.0L is available in the Thomas Built Bus Saf-T-Liner C2 Propane school bus and in the FCCC S2G medium-duty truck.

“We are pleased to have received this EPA certification early, as it gives propane fleet customers further confidence in our products as they plan their future clean fuel vehicle purchases,” said Brad Garner, president of Powertrain Systems at Agility. He added, “with this propane system, customers have an attractive option to control fuel costs and meet fleet sustainability goals through expanding clean fuel vehicles in their fleet.”

Benefits of Converting to Propane for Fleets

By converting to propane, fleets can save significant money on fuel costs and maintenance expenses. Propane can also help fleets meet their sustainability goals. Propane-powered engines produce less harmful greenhouse gas emissions compared to gasoline and diesel.

In addition, onsite propane fueling infrastructure is relatively inexpensive, making propane a viable choice, even for fleets that run a smaller number of vehicles at a single location. Propane also has a narrow flammability range, which makes it a very safe alternative fuel.

About Agility Fuel Solutions

Agility Fuel Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hexagon Composites ASA, is the leading global provider of highly-engineered and cost-effective clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Its solutions include natural gas, hydrogen, battery electric energy storage and delivery systems, Type 4 composite natural gas cylinders, propane and natural gas engine fuel systems, and propane dispensers.

Agility solutions enable the safe and effective use of natural gas, propane, hydrogen and electricity as transportation fuels. These clean fuels reduce greenhouse gas and other air emissions, while saving money for fleet operators and their customers.

Agility is the most recognized brand for performance, reliability, durability, and safety of its fuel systems, as well as Agility’s engineering capabilities and superior end-to-end customer service.

Agility’s team of over 400 highly-qualified alternative fuel professionals is strategically located to provide OEMs, dealers, and fleet operators with best-in-class product development, manufacturing, service and support, wherever they are.


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