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Friday, February 12, 2010

Greener Taxi - Ford's Transit Connect - CNG and Propane Versions

  • Ford's new Transit Connect is the ideal taxi platform as it is both big enough to accommodate CNG or Propane fuel tanks and is available with CNG or Propane engine options that from Ford - maintaining the  manufacturers warranty.
" ... Ford also said it will introduce engine prep packages on all Transit Connect models ... allowing conversion to efficient, clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane (LPG, or liquefied petroleum gas) ... are popular among taxi operators because of their low cost of ownership."

" ... meeting with taxi operators ... considerable interest for vehicles that run on alternative fuels ..."

"According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CNG is less expensive and burns cleaner than gasoline, resulting in 30 percent to 40 percent less greenhouse gas emissions. Propane also burns cleaner than gasoline."“ ... they provide an overall lower emission of greenhouse gases compared to gasoline. Additionally, operating on CNG or LPG provides the operators lower fuel/operating costs ..."

Via:  Ford LINK
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1 comment:

  1. i've worked on a fleet of propane vehicles for 5 years. extremely serviceable and safer then most people think. not to fuel efficient tho.